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Homes razed

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

THE National Fire Authority attended two house fires within 12 hours, the first one on Sunday evening and the other on Monday morning.

On Sunday night, fire trucks from Valelevu Fire Station responded to a call from Saqali St in Nadera.

According to NFA spokesman Ritesh Kumar, the last home on a five-flat block of the Housing Authority barracks was engulfed by smoke and flames.

He said firefighters extinguished the fire and prevented its spread to other flats.

"Yesterday, a call was received at 7.27am, the NFA Nausori fire team received an emergency call from a property at Davuilevu Housing.

"The Nausori and Valelevu fire teams responded immediately and when they arrived, they saw that the corrugated iron and timber lean-to house was fully engulfed with flames and the fire had started to spread to a nearby property.

"The fire was stopped from spreading to neighbouring houses a few metres away."

NFA chief executive John O'Connor said fire safety was important.

"Members of the community are to take extra care to avoid a fire from happening in their home," he reiterated.

"An important aspect of fire safety is to conduct the fire safety checks at home, which will enable homeowners to identify and control any possible fire risk in their property."





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