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Homes up in flames

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

POASA KACI, 76, could only think of his two grandchildren when neighbours raised the alarm of the fire at their Nadera home yesterday.

Sharing his story, Mr Kaci said it was through God's will that everything just worked out for his family when the fire broke out.

"I was at home sleeping and my son-in-law and two grandchildren (aged five and two) were watching movies when the fire started," he said.

"We heard the neighbours shouting that there was a fire from next door and we took the children outside before we also threw out the belongings.

"We are so lucky that everything just worked out in time and we managed to save some of our belongings."

When the news team visited the scene yesterday, all Mr Kaci clung to were three clothes hangars, the only things he picked up before flames engulfed their flat.

Family members wept openly still trying to come to terms with what had happened.

NFA CEO John O'Connor said investigations had begun to determine the cause of the fire.

The fire destroyed three flats.








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