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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.

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