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Two houses completely destroyed by fire

Two homes were left completely destroyed after two separate fire incidents engulfed the houses and contents in Ba and Nepani. Police Spokesperson, Inspector Josaia Weicavu said a 58-year-old businessman of Vatulaulau, Ba lost his three-bedroom house, a Hino truck, a  Toyota Hilux four-wheel drive and Toyota corolla car in a fire early yesterday morning. The […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

March 12, 2016 2:01 pm

Two homes were left completely destroyed after two separate fire incidents engulfed the houses and contents in Ba and Nepani.

Police Spokesperson, Inspector Josaia Weicavu said a 58-year-old businessman of Vatulaulau, Ba lost his three-bedroom house, a Hino truck, a  Toyota Hilux four-wheel drive and Toyota corolla car in a fire early yesterday morning.

The  3 bedroom corrugated iron and timber house of a 58-year-old businessman was completely destroyed in a fire with its contents including assorted jewelries and cash. There was no electricity in the house due to the current power blackout in most areas in the western division.

Police are currently trying to ascertain the cause of fire.

Whilst police forensics and fire inspectors form NFA are trying to ascertain the cause of fire, we would like to remind members of the community especially to those living in an area where there is still power blackout to be very mindful of where they place candles and other sources of lights like kerosene lamps and benzene lamps.

In another incident of fire, a two bedroom house was destroyed at Kilikali Settlement, in Nepani yesterday afternoon.

Inspector Weicavu said that the fire started from one of the bedrooms where a 5-year-old girl burnt an empty egg tray.

There is no casualties and the house was not insured. The Cost of damage is $15,000.00.

Inspector Weicavu reminds members of the public that fire safety must be observed at all times.

They should not be placed near other combustibles items such as curtains, plastics, mats, and anything else that can easily catch fire.

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