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Labasa Market Vendors Relocated After Blaze

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they were still trying to establish the cause of the fire. The Labasa Town Council yesterday relocated six vendors from their initial stall after it
02 Aug 2016 09:23
Labasa Market Vendors Relocated After Blaze

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they were still trying to establish the cause of the fire.

The Labasa Town Council yesterday relocated six vendors from their initial stall after it was damaged by fire over the weekend.

Special Administrator for Labasa and Savusavu Town Council Vijay Chand said the vendors had already been allocated space to trade in other sections of the Labasa Market.

One of the vendors who wished to remain unidentified said she was still shocked.

The 54-year-old said her cupboards and some of her possessions were destroyed in the fire.

Another vendor, 52 shared the same sentiments saying this was concerning their livelihood and the incident had partly crippled their businesses.

“Some appliances which we use daily to conduct dealings were lost in the fire. Now we are required to start all over again,” she said

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they are still trying to establish the cause of the fire as investigation continues.

She said that the fire occurred on Sunday at around 4am.

“A security officer of a nearby supermarket who was on duty discovered the stalls engulfed in flames,” Ms Naisoro said.

“There were nil casualties, cause and cost of fire is yet to be ascertained.”

One of the stalls housed a café which was popular among early commuters who’d gather for breakfast before their duties.

 Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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