Fiji Time: 1:27 PM on Sunday 21 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Fire damages supermarket outlet

Shayal Devi
Thursday, June 12, 2014

JUST months after reopening a supermarket destroyed by fire last year, Shop N Save's Tavua outlet once again sustained heavy damage in an early morning blaze yesterday.

In a statement, the National Fire Authority said they responded to an emergency call at 12.30am.

"When the fire team arrived at 12.31am, they saw the top floor of the Shop N Save Supermarket, which was the bulk store, on fire. Four fire trucks and teams from the Tavua, Vatukoula, Ba and Lautoka fire stations were engaged to fight the fire," the statement said.

"Firefighters fought hard to extinguish the fire and were able to contain the fire within the Shop N Save Supermarket bulk store and stopped it from spreading to the Shop N Save Supermarket in the ground floor and the row of adjacent shops in the main street of Tavua Town.

"Only the bulk store was damaged."

Meanwhile, Shop N Save Tavua branch manager Ashneel Kumar said they were still in the process of working with the NFA to determine the cause of the fire.

NFA chief executive John O'Connor expressed concern at the incidences of commercial fires in the last two days.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Millionth man
  2. Mourinho urges Hazard
  3. Rodgers makes sharp exit
  4. Lapse of defence costly
  5. Wardens win Mokani 7s meet
  6. $10m for State coffers
  7. In the top 3
  8. Van Gaal waits for 'perfect' game
  9. Joy of sharing and caring this festive season
  10. Good Samaritans bring smiles to gloomy faces

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)