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Lovo Gone Wrong

The excitement of a Christmas Day lovo almost turned into a major fire incident for a family of Fletcher Road, Vatuwaqa, after the lovo fire went out of control. The
27 Dec 2014 13:11
Lovo Gone Wrong
A fireman tries to contain the fire at a shed in Vatuwaqa on Thursday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The excitement of a Christmas Day lovo almost turned into a major fire incident for a family of Fletcher Road, Vatuwaqa, after the lovo fire went out of control.

The National Fire Authority reached the scene where a lean-to shack used as a lovo shed, behind a double storey building caught fire.

Two fire teams managed to reach the scene on time to stop the fire from spreading to the main house. Tenants of the house had vacated the property because the lovo shed was connected to the house.

The families did not wish to speak to the media but according to the neighbours, the fire started because of strong winds fanning the fire from the lovo pit inside the shed.

NFA chief executive officer, John O’Connor said the family was fortunate that the fire did not spread to the main building.

““Our priority was to try and cut that fire so that the main building doesn’t catch fire and we are happy that we are able to contain the fire within that lean-to and prevent major damage to the big double storey building that was attached to the lean-to house,” he said

“We are continuing the investigation to determine the cause of fire.”

There were no injuries reported.

So far this year 139 structural fires have been recorded compared to 120 for the same period last year.

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