Labasa family loses home in fire

October 4, 2022 4:21 pm

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A family of five are homeless after their house was destroyed in a fire in Coqeloa, Labasa early this morning.

When the National Fire Authority team in Labasa responded to the fire alert at 2:22am, the four-bedroom corrugated iron and wooden house was well-engulfed in flames.

The NFA says its team worked quickly to extinguish the fire, but unfortunately, the family lost all their possessions.

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The family was able to evacuate the house safe during the incident.

The NFA is carrying out investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire.

According to the NFA, a total of 101 structural fire incidents have been recorded since January.

Of this figure, 41 were recorded in the Central/Eastern Division, 47 in the Western Division, and 13 in the Northern Division.

The NFA urges Fijians to be alert to their surroundings and call the toll-free emergency number 910 if they see any suspicious smoke or fire, before attempting to put it out.