New Bua fire sta­tion un­der con­struc­tion soon

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The Na­tional Fire Author­ity (NFA) will soon have a new fire sta­tion at Nabouwalu in Bua. This was high­lighted by NFA rep Joeli Vakat­u­lala dur­ing the Lekutu dis­trict meet­ing at Votua Vil­lage in Lekutu, Bua yes­ter­day. “The author­ity has se­cured a place to build the new sta­tion which was sup­posed to hap­pen this year,” Mr Vakat­u­lala said. He said paper work was all done and the site had also been vis­ited.

“The sta­tion will also help the prov­ince of Bua as there have been many bush fires in the prov­ince as well.” Mr Vakat­u­lala said the NFA has taken no­tice of the large ex­tent of bush fires oc­cur­ring in the Bua prov­ince. “Trav­el­ling down to Nabouwalu, we can wit­ness bush fires ev­ery­where and with the new sta­tion, this can help the peo­ple of Bua dras­ti­cally,” Mr Vakat­u­lala said. He said NFA’s de­sire in hav­ing the new sta­tion is to in­crease the ef­fec­tive­ness of their work and re­duce the dam­age and loss of lives from fires. Mr Vakat­u­lala said they were cur­rently do­ing ground work be­fore con­struc­tion can be­gin. He said they hoped to have it up and run­ning early next year. Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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