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Blaze causes damage

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, August 08, 2014

TWO shipping containers filled with automotive spare parts were destroyed by a fire in Lautoka yesterday.

Firefighters were called by concerned Nationwide Services Ltd staff members as the blaze threatened to destroy another six containers at the Drasa Vitogo storage yard.

Company manager Shafil Ali said they were grateful the fire was contained.

"We don't know yet what started the fire but we're just fortunate that NFA was able to get here on time to prevent it from spreading," Mr Ali said.

"I don't think we can tell yet how much was lost in the fire but we will find out once investigations by NFA are completed."

NFA CEO John O'Connor said an investigation had begun.

He said the authority was concerned with the number of bush fire reports from the West.

"The dry season is here in the West and there are also strong winds experienced in certain areas so if farmers do not consider these things, they are likely to find themselves in a dangerous situation," Mr O'Connor said.

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