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Two Residential, plus Commercial Fire Yesterday

Two Residential, plus Commercial Fire Yesterday
Asif Khan, 25, escaped injuries after a fire destroyed the house he was staying in on April 25, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar
April 26
12:26 2017

The National Fire Authority attended to three separate fires in the Central and Western divisions yesterday.

In Qari Place, Narere, Police confirmed a fire destroyed a home. The cost of damage is estimated to be more than $12,000.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said a man and his family were returning from the shop when they heard the explosion.

“Upon checking they saw the side wall where the metre box attached was on fire and all managed to escape unharmed,” Ms Naisoro said.

NFA said that when the Valelevu fire team arrived at around 11.45am, they saw that the house was fully engulfed in flames.

On Bau Road, Nausori, at around 3.55am, NFA responded to an emergency call. A fire had destroyed a three-flat wooden house, leaving two families homeless.

Resident, Asif Khan, said the fire could have started from a lit mosquito coil.

Mr Khan said he was asleep when he felt the heat in his bedroom and saw that the fire had started.

“I alerted my flat mates and we managed to escape, but we could not save anything, we were three families with no children,” he said.

Mr Khan estimates his loss at around $1000. The other families managed to save some items.

NFA received the fire emergency call and immediately responded. But upon arrival the house was engulfed in flames.

The burned air-condition compartment lies outside the restaurant at Jet Point in Nadi on April 25, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The burnt air-condition compartment lies outside the restaurant at Jet Point in Nadi on April 25, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

In Nadi, a fire disrupted business at the Pizza King outlet at Jet Point.

This forced an early closure of the restaurant and bar.

Ms Naisoro said: “Initial investigations indicate the fire is believed to have started from the ceiling air conditioning unit.”

NFA was present at the scene.

NFA confirmed it is investigating all three fires.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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