The National Fire Authority (NFA) is humbly pleading with members of the community to be more vigilant to avoid home fire incidents.
At 1518hrs yesterday afternoon, NFA Nadi attended to a house fire incident at Nawaicoba in Nadi which destroyed two houses.
A three bedroom house made up of concrete and the other house which was attached to the concrete house made up of corrugated iron and timber was destroyed in a fire.
Upon arrival at 1534hrs, firefighters saw both the houses on fire. Firefighters used water from their Fire Trucks with the use of the fire hydrant in the area and was able to extinguish the fire and also stopped it from spreading to other houses which were situated within the same compound.
Two Fire Trucks from the Nadi and Lautoka Fire Station were both engaged to put out this fire and stopped it from spreading to other houses.
No one was at home at the time of the fire incident. NFA fire investigations are currently underway.
NFA again reminds the public to take extra precautions to avoid such unfortunate incidents.
NFA CEO John O’Connor is urging members of the community to take fire safety seriously.
“We must all take fire safety seriously since it is one of the most dangerous disasters,” Mr O’Connor said.
“Fire safety is everybody’s responsibility”.
“NFA needs the support from the members of the community and we are urging members of the community to be more vigilant and regularly check their homes on a daily basis and get rid of all things that can start unplanned fires in homes,” Mr O’Connor said.