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Ministry Officials Survey Blaze Site

Ministry Officials Survey Blaze Site
Ministry of Environment officials visited the burned MH Warehouse in Walu Bay, Suva, on April 25, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
April 26
11:33 2018

Despite the stench emanating from the building, work carried on as normal for the nearby companies including Mobil, FMF Foods and the National Fire Authority.

Ministry of Environment officials were at the burnt Carpenters Administra­tion Building and MH Warehouse site at Walu Bay, Suva, yesterday.

While no official comment could be obtained, the officials spent close to an hour inspecting the site.

At least two security tents were set up at the front and side of the building.

Items including bottles, plastics and building materials were visible from the road.

It was noted that a small stream had formed in the middle of the burnt building, possibly from the rain. Despite the stench emanating from the building, work carried on as normal for the nearby compa­nies including Mobil, FMF Foods and the National Fire Authority.

The nearby Paradise Beverages, which had a ground floor brew­house and newly-built office com­plex on the top floor damaged, is working closely with Carpenters.

A statement from the company said: “We are working collabora­tively with Carpenters to get every­thing working.”

The Carpenters Administration Building and MH Warehouse locat­ed at Argo Street in Walu Bay, Suva, was destroyed in a fire on Sunday, April 7.

In Nausori, the situation is the same with the burnt MH Home­maker and nearby shops which were destroyed by fire last Tuesday night.

While the stench is strong, ele­ments in the building are visible from the road. Police officers kept watch and the area was cordoned off by traffic cones.

While the National Fire Authority has completed its investigations, all queries were referred to the Fiji Po­lice Force.

Police confirmed receiving the re­port earlier this week and are con­tinuing investigations.

Edited by Epineri Vula

rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj

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