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More fire incidents recorded this year compared to last year

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 02/10/2018

The Fire Department has recorded an increase in the number of fire incidents from January to date compared to the same period last year.

Sinamoni Kauvaka the Deputy Fire Commissioner said, since January they have recorded 245 fire incidents, this is a slight increase compared to 226 fire incidents in the same period last year.

The cost of the damages from this year’s fire incidents is estimated at 1million pa’anga.

Most of these are bush fires, but Sinamoni still urged the public to be more cautious as Tonga has not had much rain and the winds have been strong in recent weeks so there is a high possibility of another fire incident occurring if people are not careful.

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