August 20, 2016 4:59 pm

4 people dead after Ba fire

A three bedroom house made of corrugated iron and timber owned by a 53-year-old woman of Valele, Ba was completely destroyed by fire whereby she and a 23-year-old woman and two men both aged 52-year-old were all trapped inside the house and died. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the 26-year-old son of the homeowner felt the heat while […]

A three bedroom house made of corrugated iron and timber owned by a 53-year-old woman of Valele, Ba was completely destroyed by fire whereby she and a 23-year-old woman and two men both aged 52-year-old were all trapped inside the house and died.

The scene at the house fire in Ba. (Jese Tuisinu)
The scene at the house fire in Ba. (Jese Tuisinu)

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the 26-year-old son of the homeowner felt the heat while he was sleeping and ran to the kitchen to put the fire out but was unsuccessful.

Naisoro said the post-mortem is yet to be conducted.

She said Police investigations continue.

Earlier – 9:55am

An investigation is underway following a fire that is believed to have claimed the lives of four people in Valele, Ba this morning.

Naisoro said the incident happened at about 3am.

NAISORO: “The incident occurred early this morning at about 3am in Valele Ba when a three bedroom home was completely destroyed in a fire.”

She added that they are still trying to confirm the identity of the four victims as investigations are still in its early stages.