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West fires spark Police warning

West fires spark Police warning

Two cases of fire were reported last night in the Western Division leaving two families homeless.

The first case was reported at about 9.15pm in Navo, Nadi, ailment during which a seven-bedroom house belonging to a 40-year-old woman was completely destroyed.

Her 15-year-old daughter was at home watching television when she heard a loud noise from the kitchen, which is where the fire is believed to have started. The estimated cost of damage is $100,000 as investigations continue.

In the second incident a four-bedroom house belonging to a 66-year-old farmer was also completely destroyed in a fire at about 11.45pm.

The house located in Varadoli, Ba, was vacant at the time of the incident and the fire is believed to have started from the ceiling of the sitting room.

The estimated cost of fire is $30,000 and investigations are continuing.

Police are pleading with members of the public to be cautious of fire hazards in their home and have urged  people to switch off appliances that are not in use because it could potentially save lives and property.


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