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NFA Warns Against Cane Burning

  National Fire Authority (NFA) is advising the general public and farmers to refrain from setting fire to cane fields. With only a few days remaining for the Fiji Sugar
04 Jun 2016 08:52
NFA Warns Against Cane Burning

 

National Fire Authority (NFA) is advising the general public and farmers to refrain from setting fire to cane fields.

With only a few days remaining for the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) Labasa Mill to open, NFA has attended to two sugar cane field fire calls in Labasa.

The first call was received on May 27 from Waiqele and the second call was from Vunimoli yesterday.

National Fire Authority chief fire officer Qionilau Moceitai said they were carrying out their investigation.

“Meanwhile, we would like to advise farmers not to burn cane field, grass, bush as to these areas a fires get out of control,” Mr Moceitai said.

“Sometimes it can put lives and property at risk.

“We have received report of a sugarcane farmer from Waiqele, Labasa who suspects that someone has set fire to his cane field last week Friday night,” he said.

“We are continuing with our investigation as he reported that this was not the first time his cane field, especially before the mill opens, was set to fire.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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