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Inferno: Flea Market And Value City Went Up In Blaze

National Fire Authority media officer Anishma Prasad said three fire trucks and a water tanker were dispatched to the scene as soon as they received the call.
23 May 2020 10:13
Inferno: Flea Market And Value City Went Up In Blaze
Fire raging fiercely from the Value City complex as thick clouds of smoke tower above the capital city yesterday afternoon. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Thick black smoke darkened the afternoon Suva skies yesterday as the Flea Market and Value City went up in a blaze.

The smoke could be seen from miles away. It was an ordeal as firefighters fought off the flames from spreading to the TOTAL fuel tanks located next to the buildings.

People were seen rushing from the scene while Police closed off the area for public safety.

Value City owner Vera Chute said they were trying to ensure that all their staff members were safe.

Firefighters at the Value City building on May 22, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Firefighters at the Value City building on May 22, 2020.
Photo: Ronald Kumar

National Fire Authority media officer Anishma Prasad said three fire trucks and a water tanker were dispatched to the scene as soon as they received the call.

Witnesses watch from the Suva Bus Stand on May 22, 2020. Photo: Tabutei Prasad

Witnesses watch from the Suva Bus Stand on May 22, 2020. Photo: Tabutei Prasad

Flea Market owner Anthony Ah Koy said they have to assess the extent of the damage and was disappointed that the fire authorities could not bring the fire under control quicker.

Fire fighters battling Flea Market and Value City shop in Suva on May 22, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Fire fighters battling Flea Market and Value City shop in Suva on May 22, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The scene at Rodwell Road off Robertson Road in Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The scene at Rodwell Road off Robertson Road in Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

No casualties were reported.

 

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