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33 house fires recorded this year

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 17/04/2018

No lives were lost nor any injury recorded from the two house fires in Kolomotu’a over the weekend.

The Deputy Fire Commissioner- Sinamoni Kauvaka says, there were people inside the house when fire engulfed the first building but they managed to escape safely.

The fire started from the building located on South East and then the flames spread to a nearby house.

The cost of damage is about TOP$100,000 pa’anga, which include the damaged to goods and properties in the house.

The cause of fire is yet to be identified but investigation is underway.

Kauvaka highlights the significant for the locals to install a smoke detector in their houses for early fire detection in order to minimize the damage.

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