Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TWO FIRES IN ONE HOUR, ONE DEAD IN LAE



China Town

2T
As  Mt. Hagen recovers  from a fire  that destroyed  eight shops late last week,   Lae City has again  been hit by another fire related tragedy.
                A young man is dead  and his sister injured  after a fire that  gutted  a family home  in  Lae’s China town suburb in the early hours of this morning.    Eye witnesses said the fire started  at about 2am  and,   within three hours,  consumed the entire  building.
                A  landcruiser was used to break down the gate of the corrugated iron fencing before some of the   residents were rescued.  
                About an hour later,   2T trading  on Eighth street  caught on fire.  Fire fighters  who arrived on the scene  were able to contain the blaze   and  prevent it from spreading to other parts of  the Lae CBD.
                These latest fires have, again,  brought into the question the ability of the Papua New Guinea Fire Service  to handle fire emergencies.   
Since 2013, there have been   eight  fire emergencies  in Lae City.   The Brian  Bell Home Center,  Pelgens and G4S all suffered   serious losses.

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