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Fire damages property

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

THE National Fire Authority has urged home and shop owners to remain cautious after a late night fire partly damaged a workshop and garage in Lautoka on Monday night.

In a statement, NFA said the property at Bouwalu St, Lautoka, housed Babin Motors workshop and garage and was already ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene.

"The fire team used deliveries of water from their four fire trucks to extinguish the fire in the Babin Motors mechanical area and stopped the fire from spreading to other parts of the building," the statement said.

"This includes the office area, two residential flats in the top floor of the building, including the row of shops and other business outlets on Bowalu St."

NFA said no one was in the property when the fire started.

"Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire."

Meanwhile, NFA CEO John O'Connor said home and business owners must always check their properties for possible causes of fire.

"They should ensure they take necessary fire safety measures to make their properties or business safe."








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