Firefighters Stop Possible Disaster In Labasa

Hot Bread Corner Shop director assures business re-opening in next three days.
04 Aug 2022 17:04
Firefighters Stop Possible Disaster In Labasa
National Fire Authority (NFA) officers trying to control the fire at Hot Bread Corner bakery shop in Labasa Town on August 3, 2022. Photo: Sampras Anand

Swift action from officers from the National Fire Authority station in Labasa have prevented a possible fire disaster in the biggest town in the Northern Division.

Yesterday, a fire at the Hot Bread Corner bakery shop risked the lives of many residents, commuters and its staff members. At least two fire trucks responded to the emergency call at 9:18am. There were 10 staff members at the shop when the fire broke out.

The shop’s director, Satish Kumar, claimed the fire started from an electrical fault in the cooking oven.


He thanked NFA for being prompt to the call, which he believed prevented the fire from spreading to the other shops. He assured his customers that business would reopen in the next three days.

NFA’s media officer Anishma Prasad said details of the incident would be available once they received a report from the Divisional Fire Officer Northern.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the report and said their investigation had started and would wait for the NFA to provide them a report.

In an earlier interview with the authority’s chief executive officer, Puamau Sowane, he had advised people to call the fire emergency
number 910 because there were instances when people had ignored these life-saving dials.

The NFA is urging all Fijians to be alert of their surroundings and immediately call the toll-free fire emergency number 910 if they see
any suspicious smoke or fire before attempting to put it out so that firefighters could respond in the quickest time possible.



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