THE National Fire Authority is once again reminding the public to be more careful and attentive when it comes to homes and fire safety after another house was burnt down last Thursday.
The fire completely destroyed a four-bedroom wooden house at Balabala Crescent in Newtown, Nasinu, with the estimated cost of damage at $20,000.
NFA's chief executive officer John O'Connor pleaded with members of the public to take extra care in their houses and to identify and mitigate possible causes of fire. "When we attend to fires, we sympathise with the home owners after we see the pain they go through emotionally after the loss of their property or loved ones but all these fires could have been easily avoided had extra care been taken," he said.
"It is important that home owners discuss fire safety and preventative measures with their families which should be their main priority during family discussion as this will create fire safety awareness at our home and also educate the young children about the importance of fire safety and preventative measures."
The number of property fires so far this year stands at 26.