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September 01, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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An early morning fire yesterday destroyed eight classrooms at Penang Sangam High School in Rakiraki.

The National Fire Authority Rakiraki, confirmed receiving a call at 4am yesterday but upon arrival at the scene the fire crew found that the fire had spread through the block of classrooms which was fully engulfed in flames.  

NFA investigations are underway to determine the cause of this fire incident.

Meanwhile, in another incident yesterday morning, the University of Fiji Samabula Campus server room and library was partly destroyed by fire.

Upon arrival at the University of Fiji Samabula Campus, the fire crew saw the smoke coming out of the ceiling. The fire crew extinguished the fire and stopped it from spreading within the buildings.

The fire was spotted by two staff who came to work early in the morning and immediately alerted the NFA.

As investigations are underway, NFA chief executive John O’Connor is urging schools, particularly those with wooden structured buildings to have their premises inspected to ensure compliance with fire safety standards to minimize the risk of fires.

By Reginald Chandar




 

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