Fire­fight­ers Kept Busy Last Night

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Two sep­a­rate fi res kept fi re­fight­ers busy in Suva last night. In Tacirua, fire­fight­ers were try­ing to ex­tin­guish a blaze that had en­gulfed a home. The fire spread to an ad­ja­cent shop. When this edi­tion went to press, fire­fight­ers were try­ing to con­trol the shop fire ( Full re­port to­mor­row). Mean­while, in the sec­ond fire in Lau­cala Beach, three fire trucks tried to put out a fire at a va­cant church build­ing. It took them more than an hour to put the fire out. The build­ing be­longs to the Apos­tle Church. Se­cu­rity of­fi­cers Mika Su­nia Tubuna and Ani­ti­vasa Ranatawake at the Fortech Con­struc­tion Limited ware­house in­formed Na­tional Fire Author­ity (NFA) about the blaze. Mr Tubuna said: “We were on duty when a small boy came and in­formed us about the fire. “We ran as quickly as pos­si­ble and tried to put out the fire but, it was too late. “The va­cant build­ing was fully en­gulfed in flames,” he said. Mr Tubuna said the church build­ing had been va­cant for the last few years. No one was in­jured dur­ing the time of the in­ci­dent.

NFA is con­tin­u­ing its in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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