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Fire alert

Kajal Grant-Hindocha
Saturday, August 16, 2014

IN the last week alone, the NFA has had to attend to two property fires caused by out of control burning of a sugarcane farm and grassfires.

The NFA sympathises with the two families who lost their properties as they are innocent victims, and urge members of the community to refrain from starting these fires because of the dry and windy weather conditions.

"We are humbly requesting members of the community to be mindful of their actions and ensure they don't start a fire unnecessarily especially burning of rubbish, bush, cane, and reserved land areas near to their house and neighbouring properties." NFA CEO, John O'Connor said.

The NFA received the emergency call at 1:24pm hours at Tovata, Labasa, and when the fire team arrived at the house six minutes later the four bedroom house was fully engulfed in flames along the grassland area.

The fire team fought hard to stop the fire from getting out of control.

"This is how dangerous rubbish, bush, grass and cane fire situations are turning out to be," Mr O'Connor said.

The increasing number of these cane, bush, rubbish, and grassfires have caused major concern for the NFA as the fires are threatening and destroying properties all around the country.








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