Woman, 53, suffers burns, still in hospital

A FIFTY-THREE-year old woman is still admitted at CWM Hospital in Suva after she sustained burns and inhaled smoke during the fire that completely destroyed the MH warehouse and Carpenters Administration building in Walu Bay on Sunday.

This was confirmed by Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro adding the National Fire Authority was still carrying out its investigations on the cause of the fire.

Chief Fire Office Qionilau Moceitai said it was difficult to put out the fire because of the flammable items that were in the warehouse.

“The Suva Fire Station team was immediately dispatched to the scene and upon arrival within seconds, they saw thick black smoke and fire deep inside the double storey concrete building and it was spreading fast,” Mr Moceitai said.

“The large stock and flammable materials in the warehouse made it very difficult for the firefighters to quickly contain the fire, Teams from Valelevu, Nausori, Navua and Pacific Harbour were called in to support the Suva Team and aggressively fight the fire.”

Mr Moceitai said a section of the Paradise Beverage Factory also sustained damage but was quickly contained and was stopped from damaging nearby properties.

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