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Quick Action Stops Fire From Spreading

Quick Action Stops Fire From Spreading
Fire fighters at the Challenge Plaza in Namaka, Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
September 11
09:09 2018

Quick action from Nadi fire­fighters enabled them to contain a fire from spread­ing within the Challenge Plaza in Namaka yesterday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the fire incident that happened in the afternoon.

Ms Naisoro said: “It was a small fire at Challenge Plaza in Namaka. The fire started from BSP (Life) of­fice and was been put out. There were no casualties or injury.”

BSP Life staff and nearby of­fices and restaurants were evacu­ated within minutes after smoke billowed from the top part of the building.

BSP Life Business relationship manager Fabian Corrie said: “There was no fire alarm, but only from the shouting of the se­curity guards telling us because there was a fire.”

Mr Corrie said three office staff are likely to be affected whereas the 20 sales advisers will not.

“For us it is more water and the damaged caused,” he said.

“We will have to wait for the re­ports of the investigation before we can move in and establish the dam­age caused to the office.”

For the tenant next door Tourism Fiji, chief executive officer Mat­thew Stoeckel, said he would com­ment today after an assessment.

Plaza owner Suresh Patel and his team were also present on site.

When Mr Patel was approached for an interview, he said: “I did not know what transpired as I was in Lautoka.

“The NFA will give me a report then we will be doing the assess­ment of the damage. There are a number of of tenants in this plaza as there are restaurants, pizza, of­fices and shops.”

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra


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