Update: 3:50PM THE National Fire Authority is still investigating the cause of fire that destroyed the Tuatua Gayatri Temple in Labasa on Wednesday.
Authority chief executive John O'Connor said by the time the firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire had spread to the temple kitchen and the prayer area.
Mr O'Connor, however, is once again reminding members of the community to take extra care when lighting fire.
"Members of the community must be mindful of fire safety when using fire ignition sources during cooking, prayer, diyas, candles and kerosene lanterns because these are the most common causes of fires," he said.
Mr O'Connor said basic fire safety inspections were also very important in the prevention of fire incidents.
"It's important that all members of the community take fire safety seriously and discuss it with their family members, workplaces, churches and in religious groups, prayer sessions or community and village gatherings so that everyone is well aware of the fire prevention measures."