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Singh Loses Assets, Cash In Morning Blaze Which Leaves Him Shocked

Officers from the NFA managed to control the fire from spreading toward the ground floor
14 Jun 2022 14:44
Singh Loses Assets, Cash In Morning Blaze Which Leaves Him Shocked
Gyan Singh (left) and his son Avineet Ajneet Singh infront of the burned flat at Bank street,Ba on June 13,2022. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Avineet Ajneet Singh watched helplessly as his two-bedroom flat at Bank Street in Ba was engulfed in flames yesterday.

Mr Singh said he parked his vehicle a short distance from his flat and was returning to his vehicle when he saw his home on fire.

“I went to the Bombay Pizza Palace then Raj Bakers. Then suddenly those women at the Tandoori Fried Chicken restaurant saw the smoke,” he said.

He rushed to his flat with his father Gyan Singh in an attempt to save his belongings.

“ I’m not sure how the fire started because the power points were switched off.  Everything was destroyed, the air con, refrigerator and plenty of cash was there $5000 from my grog sales and working for Tappoos. I am still in shock,” he said.

He and his wife had been staying there for 18 months. They will temporarily reside with his father at Nadali now.

Gyan Singh said he was busy tending to his Car Wash Business located at the bottom of his son’s flat when he witnessed the smoke coming from the building.

“He came and we went up, opened the gate and went inside but when he opened the door there was heavy smoke,” he said.

The National Fire Authority chief executive officer Puamau Sowane confirmed the incident.

“At 1009hrs (10.09 am) Ba Station received a call from Suva Command Center stating the above incident,

The brigade responded with one appliance and four duty officers,” he said.

Officers from the NFA managed to control the fire from spreading toward the ground floor

Sources confirmed the building belongs to Automart Ltd and was rented out to Mr Avineet  Singh who was away and the house was vacant at the time of the fire

He said investigations would be carried out tomorrow to determine the cause of fire.

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