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Rubbish fire threatens cane field, NFA issues warning

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, January 24, 2014

THE National Fire Authority has yet again pleaded with members of the public to closely monitor the burning of rubbish and debris in residential areas.

The plea follows an emergency call yesterday after a rubbish fire almost spread to nearby cane farms and properties at Namara in Labasa.

Authority CEO John O'Connor said they received the call after mid-day and firefighters attended to it immediately.

"We were informed that a resident was burning rubbish and the fire was spreading," he said.

"The fire was about to reach nearby properties and farms when our officers managed to control it. No damage was caused.

"We are currently experiencing hot weather conditions and unattended burning can get out of control if people don't monitor it."

Mr O'Connor said it was important for people to ensure any kind of burning was closely monitored to prevent mishaps.

"We are requesting the public to think of their neighbours and not to burn rubbish unnecessarily.

"A small fire can spread and it can destroy properties if people are not careful. Refrain from burning rubbish in residential areas and consider the safety of other people before burning stuff."

Two property fires have been recorded in the North so far this year.








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