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Fire Students Moved to Vacant Classrooms

Sixty-three students have been moved to vacant classrooms at Technical College of Fiji (TCF) Vanua Levu Arya Campus in Naduna Labasa after one block was destroyed in a fire on
14 Apr 2018 11:00
Fire Students Moved to Vacant Classrooms
Four classrooms of Technical College of Fiji Vanua Levu Arya Campus in Labasa destroyed in fire on Wednesday night. Photo taken on April 12, 2018. Photo:Shratika Naidu

Sixty-three students have been moved to vacant classrooms at Technical College of Fiji (TCF) Vanua Levu Arya Campus in Naduna Labasa after one block was destroyed in a fire on April 11.

National Fire Authority (NFA) chief fire officer Qionilau Mocei­tai stated in a statement yesterday that at 9.29pm, Labasa Fire Station received a fire emergency call and responded.

“Upon arrival at 9.43pm, the fire team saw the middle section of the building involving four class­rooms and a store room engulfed in flames,” Mr Moceitai said.

“The fire team got to work using deliveries of water from their fire trucks and also utilised water from the college water tank to contain the blaze.

“The rainy weather in Labasa also enabled the fire team to draft water from a flooded drain in the area to further boost water in their fire ap­pliance as they extinguished the fire and stopped its spread to near­by five classrooms.

“Two fire trucks from the Labasa Fire Station were engaged during this firefighting operation.”

He has confirmed NFA has started its investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

The estimated cost of damage to the block including the materials inside is estimated to be $150,000.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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