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Woman suspected of arson referred to St. Giles hospital

The 34-year-old woman, who allegedly set fire to a house in Veisari yesterday, has been referred to St Giles Hospital for medical treatment. Police Spokesperson, Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the woman had received treatment from St Giles Hospital in the past and they have referred her back to the institution before they proceed further with […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

March 18, 2016 4:30 pm

The 34-year-old woman, who allegedly set fire to a house in Veisari yesterday, has been referred to St Giles Hospital for medical treatment.

House fire in Veisari, Lami. Photo: VFR VERT Rescue/Twitter.
House fire in Veisari, Lami. Photo: VFR VERT Rescue/Twitter.

Police Spokesperson, Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the woman had received treatment from St Giles Hospital in the past and they have referred her back to the institution before they proceed further with their investigations.

The house belonged to a 45-year-old manager of a Lami boatyard and was vacant at the time of the incident as family members had left for work and school respectively.

Inspector Weicavu added the woman surrendered herself to Lami Police immediately after she set fire to the house.

The National Fire Authority yesterday suspected foul play and spokesperson Ritesh Kumar said their arson investigators would be working with Police to determine the cause of the fire.

Kumar said firefighters from the Suva Fire Station immediately responded to the fire call they received at 8.26am and by their  arrival 11 minutes later, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

Inspector Weicavu also revealed the estimated cost of damages to the house is approximately around $50,000.00 with investigations from both Police and National Fire Authority is still ongoing.

Investigations still continue into the matter.

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