Fire

Labasa fire leaves family homeless

A concrete house of a 68-year-old farmer of Qelewaqa, Labasa was completely destroyed by fire with its content early yesterday morning. Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the farmer and his family were sleeping when the fire started. WEICAVU: “The house was occupied by a cane cutter and his family. They were sleeping when the […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 21, 2016 11:53 am

A concrete house of a 68-year-old farmer of Qelewaqa, Labasa was completely destroyed by fire with its content early yesterday morning.

Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the farmer and his family were sleeping when the fire started.

WEICAVU: “The house was occupied by a cane cutter and his family. They were sleeping when the fire started but they managed to escape unhurt.”

Inspector Weicavu reiterates that gas lighters and matchsticks are not toys to be played with.

WEICAVU: “We again wish to advise members of the public to be careful of where they place mosquito destroyers, candles or lamp when going to sleep. Place them away from you and other combustibles items in the house.”

Inspector Weicavu said investigation to determine the cause of fire is still underway.

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