Friday night (22nd March), four adjacent buildings located at the temple end of Nadi Town’s Main Street in Fiji, were damaged in a fire.
As businesses scramble to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, four businesses in Nadi were hit by another disaster.
The affected businesses have put in place measures to continue to employ their staff, amid the current crisis. The businesses employed about 45 people, most will be asked to take leave or will be transferred to other stores managed by the owners.
The first floors of all the four buildings were destroyed. Quick action by firefighters managed to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.
A tenant at one of the buildings said he was in his store when he noticed smoke at around 10.30 pm. He then alerted the Police.
The National Fire Authority said fire trucks from Nadi, Sigatoka and Lautoka fire stations responded to the incident.
“Altogether 22 firefighters and two fire officers were at the scene to fight the blaze. No casualties were reported. Fire investigations are underway to determine the causes,” the statement said.