Fiji Time: 5:57 PM on Tuesday 30 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Early morning furore

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

AN early morning fire yesterday caused a stir at one of Lautoka's prominent primary schools as students were rushed to safety.

Lautoka Methodist Primary School students had to be escorted to safety after a fire broke out in a storeroom.

National Fire Authority chief executive officer John O'Connor said the fire started around 7am.

"Fortunately only a few students were around at that time and through the quick action of the teachers, they were gathered at the school grounds while our officers worked on putting out the fire," he said.

Mr O'Connor said an investigation had been launched into the cause of the fire.

"Right now, our investigations are still continuing.

"We know that the fire started in the basement in the caretaker's room but to determine the cause of the fire, it will take some time."

He said no further damage was sustained.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Australia applauds Fiji
  2. FLP mourns death of party member
  3. Memorial for former teacher
  4. Aussies restore ties
  5. Advice against unhealthy diets
  6. Relief for Westerners as rain falls
  7. Forgiveness and reconciliation to benefit vanua
  8. Longer dry spell looms
  9. Ministry gets updates
  10. Police treat death of girl, 13, as murder

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ro Teimumu is Leader of the Opposition Wednesday (24 Sep)
  2. Mata apologises Wednesday (24 Sep)
  3. Luveni vacates her seat, Tuitubou is now an elected MP Wednesday (24 Sep)
  4. PM designates Cabinet portfolios Thursday (25 Sep)
  5. Our new Speaker Thursday (25 Sep)
  6. Moment of silence Thursday (25 Sep)
  7. Salary budget soon Thursday (25 Sep)
  8. PM's first official trip Wednesday (24 Sep)
  9. PM: Work with me Monday (29 Sep)
  10. Police intervene Friday (26 Sep)