By Talebula Kate in Suva
The Fiji Police Force and the National Fire Authority are currently investigating two separate fires that broke out last night — at the Central Arcade in Ba and at Tappoos warehouse in Raiwai.
Police say the first report of fire was received at the Ba Police Station before 8pm and the second fire outbreak was reported at the Raiwaqa Police Station after 11pm.
“A security officer rang and notified police of a fire at the Ba Central Arcade whereby eight shops were destroyed,” a police spokesman said.
“The fire is believed to have started on the second floor; however this is subject to investigations.”
Ba is a town near Lautoka, in western Viti Levu.
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“NFA and police officers attended to the scene at the Tappoos warehouse, Carpenters St, Raiwai,” the police spokesman said.
Raiwai is a surburb of the capital Suva. The cause of fire is yet to be determined.
This content originally appeared on Asia Pacific Report and was authored by APR editor.