Black smoke billows from Vava‘u house fire

Plumes of black smoke and flames can be seen in a video reportedly coming from a house in Tu’anekivale this afternoon.

House fire in Tu’anekivale. Photo/Screenshot

Holeva Town Officer Uele Moala who was recording the incident live on Facebook was overheard as saying the house belonged to the Tu’anekivale town officer.

He later told Kaniva News the fire destroyed the house and all its content.

He said firefighters arrived but they were too late to help control the blaze.

The cause of the fire was still unknown.

Locals are commenting on social media that it’s about time to ask the government to establish a fire station in the area.

It’s not yet known if there are injuries or the extent of damage.

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