NFA works to contain building fire in Vatuwaqa
February 28, 2018 6:17 pm
A building at Jai Hanuman Street in Vatuwaqa, Suva believed to be owned by CK Patel was destroyed in a fire yesterday evening.
According to witness Hamza Hussein the fire is believed to have started around 5.30pm.
Hussein confirms no one was in the building when the fire started however the National Fire Authority was quick to respond and attended to the scene.
“We got a call from Pacific Customs saying there is a fire next door, and when we came out the fire was already up and I think the fire started at around 5.20pm if I am right and it was just too hard to control by the time it got there.”
Hussein says there are three businesses that are tenants of the building.
He adds all the employees had knocked off work before the fire started.
The NFA prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings in the area.
Investigation is still underway to confirm the cause of the fire.