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Community Pitches In To Restore Post

Police officers stationed at the Nawaicoba Community Post on the outskirts of Nadi say their faith in the public has been restored after a fire partly destroyed their building last
03 May 2015 10:05
Community Pitches In To Restore Post
Community member Hariran Naicker (left), puts finishing touches on the Nawaicoba Community Post while Constable Paul Darroch looks on. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Police officers stationed at the Nawaicoba Community Post on the outskirts of Nadi say their faith in the public has been restored after a fire partly destroyed their building last Tuesday.

This was after residents in the nearby community banded together to repair the damaged part of the post and paint it.

Corporal Jainesh Prasad said he was thankful to residents not only for containing the fire, but also for helping to restore it.

“We felt good that community members reacted quickly and from our side we would like to thank the community for their quick intervention,” he said.

A group of residents, with the help of staff of a construction company owned by another resident, were able to complete repairs and repaint the post by midday on Thursday.

Corporal Prasad credited the restoration of the community post to the relationship forged between the residents and the officers stationed there.

“This is like our second home and we have grown close to the community. I cannot thank the community members enough for their help,” he said.

Meanwhile, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the initial fire started from within the property.

“The incident occurred at about 11.20pm and the post officer managed to put out the fire with buckets of water, preventing it from spreading to other rooms,” she said

Ms Naisoro said a few items at the post was partly destroyed and investigations were under way to find out the cause of fire.

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