The National Fire Authority attended to a fire emergency call at Namara in Labasa early this morning.
At 2.16am, the Labasa Fire Station was alerted of a house fire and responded immediately. Upon arrival at the scene, the fire crew saw a three-bedroom double-storey house fully engulfed in fire.
Despite the high fire intensity, the fire crew fought hard to contain the fire to the area of origin, stopping its spread to the neighboring three houses which were located about 2 to 3 meters away.
The fire crew quickly used one delivery of water from the fire truck to extinguish the fire. A fire truck from Seaqaqa Fire Station was also dispatched to the scene to assist in putting out the fire. It is believed the fire had started from the top floor of the house which contained three bedrooms.
A woman was alone at home when the fire had started but she managed to escape safely.
NFA will be conducting investigations to determine the cause of the fire.