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Police Call For More Safety After Two Fires In North On Sunday

Police yesterday urged members of the public to be wary of possible fire hazards in their homes after two were destroyed by fire in separate incidents in the Northern Division
23 Aug 2016 08:13
Police Call For More Safety After Two Fires In North On Sunday
Reena Kumar, Rakesh Kumar and Akash Kumar standing in front of their house which was razed to the ground on Sunday night. Photo: JOSAIA RALAGO

Police yesterday urged members of the public to be wary of possible fire hazards in their homes after two were destroyed by fire in separate incidents in the Northern Division on Sunday.

The first one occurred at Narain Heights in Savusavu on Sunday morning where one house was destroyed leaving another partially damaged.

In the most recent incident, a family in Vunika, Labasa have been left homeless after a fire completely destroyed their wooden three bedroom house on Sunday night.

Property owner, Rakesh Kumar said they were devastated as everything they owned was destroyed in the incident.

“We were gathered here for our Krishna Janastmi prayer session and during the prayer we could hear some noises coming from inside the house,” he said.

“Someone ran to check and returned saying that our house was on fire.”

He said they immediately tried to put out the fire and also called the National Fire Authority.

His wife, Ms Reena Kumar said: “I do not know what to do now, all our hard work and saving has gone in the fire.”

Mr Kumar said he believed the fire started from a prayer diya that was left in their prayer room.

Police have estimated cost of the damages incurred to be around $15,000.

The National Fire Authority is also conducting their investigations to confirm the cause of the fire.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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