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Matches blamed for Tuvu house fire

August 10, 2020 8:00 am
A fire that left a family in Tuvu Feeder Road Lautoka homeless, has been attributed to unsafe use of matches.

A fire that left a family in Tuvu Feeder Road Lautoka homeless, has been attributed to unsafe use of matches.

The 4 bedroom-house was destroyed yesterday morning and investigations suggest a four-year-old boy was left unsupervised and was playing with matches while on a mattress.

The owner and other members of the house were outside attending to chores.

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The 4-year-old boy was out of the house uninjured before the fire spread.

National Fire Authority Chief Executive Puamau Sowane says it’s sad that such carelessness has caused a great loss to the family.

Sowane says parents should keep matches and lighters away from the reach of children.

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