THE National Fire Authority has reiterated calls for people to take fire safety seriously following three structural fires in the past few days.
So far this year, the NFA has attended to 75 structural fires nationwide compared to 72 for the same period last year.
Last weekend, a house at Sakoca Village in Nasinu was destroyed by fire while a house and a bakery in Ba were damaged by fire.
NFA chief executive John O'Connor said the three fire cases last weekend were still being investigated by the authority.
Mr O'Connor said people must take extra care to avoid fires at home, saying they should remember simple fire tips.
"We must all take fire safety seriously since it is one of the most dangerous disasters," he said.
"NFA needs the support of members of the community and we urge people to be more vigilant and check their homes on a daily basis and get rid of all things that can start unplanned fires."
Mr O'Connor encouraged communities to work with their local fire station and arrange for fire safety and prevention awareness programs.
The NFA reminded people to avoid overloading electrical circuits, store hazardous material away from heat sources and never leave cooking unattended.
People have also been reminded not to leave cigarettes and candles unattended.