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‘39.5% of Fires From January To August Were Electrical’

Mr Sowane said that the Western Division alone recorded 48 fire incidents despite many home to home awareness sessions, school visits, and public awareness.
02 Oct 2020 10:47
‘39.5% of Fires From January To August Were Electrical’

The highest cause of the fire incidents recorded from January to August was due to electrical related causes making it 39.5% of all fire cases recorded.

This was revealed by the National Fire Authority, which recorded 81 structural fire incidents for these months. This is compared to 84 incidents last year.

The authority’s chief executive officer, Puamau Sowane, said: “People are still not taking fire safety seriously and it is our request to you all to adhere to fire safety in and around your homes to avoid loss of properties and valuables.”

Mr Sowane said that the Western Division alone recorded 48 fire incidents despite many home to home awareness sessions, school visits, and public awareness.

“From the statistics recorded, we can identify which community is seriously making fire safety a priority and making it their way of life.

“Weather conditions in the Western Division are usually dry compared to the other two divisions and it is our plea to the people to be considerate while lighting or starting any fire. A small fire can lead to a disastrous fire incident.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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