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Bush Fire Destroys Sandalwood Farm

Fire destroyed a sandalwood farm in Naisoso, Nadi, yesterday. Damage is estimated at $200,000. Owner Rizwan Khan said he was devastated about the incident. He said the sandalwood farm was
01 Dec 2015 10:02
Bush Fire Destroys Sandalwood Farm
Riwan Khan in his sandalwood farm that got destroyed by a fire in Nasoso, Nadi yesterday.

Fire destroyed a sandalwood farm in Naisoso, Nadi, yesterday.
Damage is estimated at $200,000.
Owner Rizwan Khan said he was devastated about the incident.
He said the sandalwood farm was the backbone of his family.
“It took a lot of courage and faith in Fiji’s economy to invest in farming.
“A lot of sweat and hard work went into my farm, something I was doing for my three children. My daughter Zahraa Khan was quite enthused by the progress of this Naisoso Sandalwood Farm.
“Recently she got her friends from Sydney to visit the farm and had organised a night out in the sandalwood farm under the Fiji stars themed camp event. She would be quite upset at the loss of this farm.”
Mr Khan claimed it was arson. He said the act would make him replant which would double the cost of damage.
“This is not the first time it has been done to our farm, it’s the second time. Just six months ago our nursery behind our house was all burnt. Government should enforce harsher penalties and mandatory sentences to those caught starting fires during this dry spell.
“We are asking for a full investigation by Police to find out who started the fire. The loss is quite substantial.

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