Fire incidents shock Taveuni residents
July 25, 2021 9:38 am
Separate fire incidents and an early morning break-in has shocked the people of Naqara Taveuni.
Police received a report that a shop located in Naqara was on fire while another report was received that the Macuata Muslim League Mosque was also ablaze.
A team of police officers and firefighters were deployed however the fire was already put out by a neighbour.
The Divisional Crime Officer North and a team from CID Labasa have been deployed to assist with the investigations.
An eyewitness informed FBC News that the shop was destroyed in the fire while residents were able to save the mosque.
The shop is said to have had around $70,000 worth of items.
There was also a break-in at a retail outlet with suspects alleged to have broken down the door of the outlet to gain entry.
The Mosque and the retail outlet are in two different buildings.