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National Fire Authority Probe Car fire near Sigatoka

The National Fire Authority (NFA) is investigating an incident where a Toyota Prius Hybrid car caught fire on Tuesday. A 35-year-old mechanic of Nadi watched helplessly as his vehicle was
18 May 2017 11:34
National Fire Authority Probe Car fire near Sigatoka
What’s left of the car pictured here was posted on Facebook on May 16, 2017.

The National Fire Authority (NFA) is investigating an incident where a Toyota Prius Hybrid car caught fire on Tuesday.

A 35-year-old mechanic of Nadi watched helplessly as his vehicle was destroyed by the fire at Naumabale outside Sigatoka.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident happened around 11.52am.

The driver was said to be travelling towards the Sigatoka Valley Road from Sigatoka Town.

“The 35-year-old mechanic of Nadi whilst driving noticed smoke coming out from the engine compartment,” she said.

She said when he tried to open the bonnet to remove the battery it was too late.

There were no reports of injury.

NFA was at the scene to extinguish the fire.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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