Family have lucky escape from house fire in Tongatapu

Hao mo'ui pe ki tu'a ha fāmili ne nau lolotonga mohe 'i ha fale 'i Tofoa. Ne 'i ai 'a e tāmate afi' 'o tokoni ki hono tāmate'i 'o e afi'. Na'e 'ikai ha taha 'e lavea. Ko e 'api 'eni 'o Lomu' 'a ia ne 'iloa ko Samuela Felemi' 'i Tofoa.

A family were sleeping inside a house in Tofoa shortly before it was destroyed by fire on Monday 2 at 12am.

They escaped unharmed after someone kicked the door open and woke them up.

Fire trucks were called to the blaze. No one was injured.

The fire broke out at the lounge. It has caused an estimated loss of TOP$37,500.00

The cause of the fire was “undetermined” and still under investigation, a Fire Service spokesperson said.

However, a family member said the blaze was allegedly caused by lighting candles.

The house belonged to Lomu, late Samuela Felemi, one of the king’s matāpules.

His son Lositika Felemi told Kaniva News the blaze was believed to have been caused by lighting candles.

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