Cause of Sia Ko Veiongo house fire under investigation

The cause of a fire that fully gutted a house in Kolomotuʻa on Wednesday morning was still under investigation.

The fire was believed to have been started from the northern side of the property.

Firefighters were called to the Sia Ko Veiongo residence on September 20 at about 11.35am following reports of the fire, a Tonga Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson said.

“House fully destroyed including structure & contents”, he said.

“The total cost of the damage was estimated at TP$49,800.”

He said a call to report the fire was first made to Police before the Service was alerted.

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