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Bushfire at Vaitele industrial zone

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DAMPENING DOWN: Firemen continued to hose down hot spots after having doused the flames.

No one was injured and buildings were untouched in a bush fire which ignited yesterday at the Yazaki compound.

One of the firemen said that it is not known how the fire started.

“Perhaps someone threw a cigarette butt on this side and that could be how it started.”

“We will look into the matter and keep on working for the safety of the community especially as we are in dry season,” he said.

Last week, members of the public were warned that with the dry spell continuing, the risk of fire for homes and businesses had increased.

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The warning came from the Deputy Commissioner of the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (F.E.S.A.), Va’asiliega Ioane Iosefa, who urged everyone to be cautious.

Va’asiliega says you can protect your property, business and loved ones by taking extra precautions, knowing that Samoa is in the middle of its dry season, which will continue for a few more weeks.

“I call upon all the members of our community to work together to avoid situations where lives could be put at risk,” Va’asiliega said. “We all know that the ground is extremely dry and things can very quickly catch fire if we are not careful.”

“Our focus is to assist and encourage everyone to know about fire safety because these things can happen at any time and it’s important for people to know what they can do.”

While Va’asiliega did not have statistics, he confirmed that the number of fires this year has increased from last year.

 

Safety tips about fire safety

• Do not discard cigarettes from moving vehicles; use ashtrays. With the conditions we have now, lit cigarettes do cause fires and can be disastrous in times of drought and high fire risk.
• Avoid cooking outdoors during this drought season. If you do cook, never leave barbeque grills unattended. Place your grill on concrete or your driveway away from your home or any structures. If using charcoal or wood, make sure that the fire has been extinguished by soaking it with a garden hose before disposing of the coals.
• During this time, do not burn household trash in barrels.
• Check lawnmowers and farm equipment for properly working spark arresters.
• Mow lawn at least 30-50 feet away from your house and water to create defensible space.
• Cut back or remove any dry and dead landscaping plants or bushes around your home. Clear leaves from your roof and gutters; rake them away from the sides of your home.
• Move anything that will burn far away from structures, items like firewood, compost piles, brush piles, etc.
• Practice fire safety with your family.
• Plan escape routes away from your home by car and foot. Have a meeting place with your family.

 

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