Investigation into Paradise Beverages fire to take a few days
November 28, 2018 3:46 am
The National Fire Authority says investigation into the cause of fire at Paradise Beverages building in Walu Bay, Suva yesterday afternoon will take a few days.
The incident which started around 2pm took 75 firefighters more than four hours to contain the fire.
Chief fire officer, Qionilau Moceitai, says its too early to determine the cause of the fire.
“We haven’t come up with any cause and this will take time because we will have to go through the whole building and then we will be able to tell which part of the building was the area of ignition. We still cant determine the cause of fire at this stage.”
Paradise Beverages Fiji, General Manager, Mike Spencer, says there has been minor damage to the brewery.
“We looked at our equipment and the damage is very minor. We still got full warehouse so we don’t expect any shortage of beer and we really hopeful that we will be back in full production in the next day or so.”
Spencer adds they’ve lost the administration building and we’ll be relocating to another site in the next 24 hours.