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NFA probes house fire

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into the fire which left five families homeless over the weekend are continuing.

National Fire Authority CEO John O'Connor told The Fiji Times yesterday the chief fire investigator was still in the middle of interviews with neighbours and other key people to ascertain what the cause might have been.

"In terms of the cause of fire, we're still trying to determine that and then of course to finalise our investigation," Mr O'Connor said.

"At the moment, there is still no estimation of the damage caused, but once investigations have been finalised, we should be able to tell you that."

Mr O'Connor said the authority hoped to provide a completed report and final investigation statistics this afternoon.

Early Sunday morning, the NFA received a call that a house along Madhavan Rd, Caubati had caught fire.

The Valelevu response team was there within minutes of the call but were not able to save the three-flat house as well as the single house next to it.

Firefighters battled the flames for about two hours, an NFA report on Monday confirmed.





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