The National Fire Authority attended to a fire incident that occurred at the Tavua Police Barracks yesterday morning.
At 10.49am, the Tavua Fire Station was alerted of a fire at Tavua Police compound and the fire crew immediately responded.
Upon arrival at the scene, the fire team saw the ground floor of the first unit in the housing barrack, engulfed in flames.
The fire team quickly used one delivery of water from the fire appliance to extinguish the fire, stopping its spread to the adjacent three units of the barrack.
The early alert enabled the Tavua fire team to quickly respond to the scene and saved the bedroom in the first unit and the adjacent three units in that barrack.
The people occupying the barracks managed to evacuate to safety and no injuries were reported. Eight people occupied the unit that caught fire.
NFA is also grateful for the assistance rendered at the scene by the Vatukoula Gold Mine Fire brigade and their 3 officers.
NFA will work with the Police and conduct its investigations to determine the cause of the fire and circumstances surrounding the fire victim.