QUICK action by NFA firefighters prevented a major disaster at the Motibhai headquarters in Nadi last week.
NFA CEO John O'Connor commended the early alert raised by the security officer on the premises who was patrolling the area when he spotted the fire.
Mr O'Connor said the early alert enabled firefighters to respond quickly and minimise the impact of the fire to the property.
"Early detection is very important in firefighting and therefore it is important that business owners review their fire risk reduction strategies and ensure their buildings and business have some early detection devices which can raise the alarm as soon as a heat source is detected," he said.
"This will enable the early detection of any fire and quick response by firefighters to reduce damage to buildings."
Mr O'Connor also thanked the airport's fire and rescue team for its assistance.
He said the NFA received a fire emergency call and immediately responded.
"Upon entering the top floor, the fire team saw the aircon unit in the information technology office of the company building on fire.
"Firefighters used water from its tank supply to put out the fire and stop the fire from spreading."