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POLE BURNING HAS AFFECTED POWER SUPPLY TO BA, RAKIRAKI, UCIWAI, MOMI AND PARTS OF NADI

Three fires in the past few days have caused severe damages to FEA power poles carrying the 33,000volts transmission lines. The first line to be affected was the Waqadra –
23 Sep 2017 10:08
POLE BURNING HAS AFFECTED POWER SUPPLY TO BA, RAKIRAKI, UCIWAI, MOMI AND PARTS OF NADI

Three fires in the past few days have caused severe damages to FEA power poles carrying the 33,000volts transmission lines.

The first line to be affected was the Waqadra – Momi on Wednesday, the second was the Vuda – Rarawai line on Thursday and the third affected line was the Vuda – Sabeto yesterday.

Power supply was lost to customers around Momi and Uciwai, Ba,Tavua and Rakiraki and parts of Nadi as a result of these fires.

The acting chief executive officer Bobby Naimawi is requesting for the assistance and co-operation of all customers who live along the sugar cane belt areas or the sugar cane farm residences to take precautionary measures when lighting up fires. Uncontrolled cane fires are the prime cause of damage to the wooden power poles. Apart from being dangerous and life threatening, such fires cause unwanted power interruptions to the authority’s valued customers.

Customers are kindly requested not to burn cane or rubbish near the FEA power poles. It is also dangerous to throw lit cigarettes around exposed areas where power poles are located. Anyone caught causing damages to the power poles as a result of a fire will be charged according to the law.

Mr Naimawi, is seeking your kind co-operation and assistance with the above to ensure the safety to the members of the public and continuity of power supply. Customers are reminded to please call 132333 or 913 to report a fire near or on FEA power poles.



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