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Fire Completely Destroys Farm House In Sabeto

To date the Fiji Police Force has recorded 60 cases of structural fires from the 1st of January to the 9th of August 2021.
09 Aug 2021 15:45
Fire Completely Destroys Farm House In Sabeto

A farm house belonging to a 39-year old woman was completely destroyed in a fire which allegedly spread from a nearby sugar cane field yesterday morning.

The incident occurred at Naboutini, Sabeto.

The estimated cost of damage is around $7,000.

Investigations continue.

In a separate incident a home located at Mangu Maharaj Place, Kinoya was partially destroyed in a fire before midday today.

The occupants managed to escape unharmed.

Joint investigations with the National Fire Authority continue.

To date the Fiji Police Force has recorded 60 cases of structural fires from the 1st of January to the 9th of August 2021.

Of the 60 cases 9 were classified as either arson, attempted arson or alleged arson cases.

Fire Statistics for 2019 to 2021 for the period of 1st January to 9th August have recorded an average of 6 to 10 fires reported every month.

Majority of the fire cases reported to date were as a result of electrical faults or unattended fire hazards.

As seen in past and current trends, the majority of the fires could have been avoided.

We urge Fijians to be aware of fire hazards in and around their homes.

If you are planning on leaving your homes vacant, please take the time to check and double check fire hazards and turn off all electrical appliances not in use.

When you are home, please continue to check on all potential fire hazards as accidents can and do happen.

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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