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More than ten people homeless after major fire

March 7, 2019 4:57 pm

More than ten people are now homeless after their house containing 3 flats was destroyed in a fire at Narere, Nasinu this afternoon

One of the tenants confirmed to FBC News when the fire started, 9 people were inside the house, including three babies.

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Ana Maivalenisau says the fire started from one of the rooms of the back flat.

She claims that she called the National Fire Authority at around 12.15pm.

“As I went into the room I saw the fire. The fire started from the mattress that was leaning on the wall. I didn’t take my child out. I just ran outside and I started shouting and calling the other tenants.”

Eye witness Abhishek Kumar believes that the power lines to the house were shorting.

“First of all the wire was shorting that’s what I saw first. When I reached there the fire was not that much but they tried to save their stuff but the people on the road told them to come out.”

More than 15 firefighters were called in to assist and stop the blaze from spreading to nearby houses.

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