Dump fire probe in progress

Lautoka City CBD on Tuesday morning. Picture: FELIX CHAUDHARY

LAUTOKA City Council CEO Jone Nakauvadra said they were doing the best they could to put out the Vunato dump fire as quickly as possible.

“If you compare the fire level from Monday to today (yesterday), it has reduced quite significantly,” he said.

“It is unfortunate that the fire started and investigations are already underway to try to find out the person or persons who may have been involved in this mischievous act.

“What we are doing is trying to cover the area within the landfill site that has not been exposed to fire as yet.

“We had one fire early Monday morning followed by another on Tuesday and we are trying to get to the bottom of the matter.”

Mr Nakauvadra said the LCC, in partnership with the National Fire Authority, was hosing down and burying parts of the dump that were burning.

“What we are also trying do is bury the places that have not been burnt so that the fire does not spread and we are seeing progress in this area.”

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