25 Jan 2017

Hot spell prompts fire warning in Tonga

2:44 pm on 25 January 2017

Continuing hot and dry weather in Tonga has prompted the authorities to warn of the danger of fire.

Fire at Tapuhia landfill, Tonga.

A fire at Tapuhia landfill in Tonga in December. Photo: Matangi Tonga

There have been several house and bush fires so far this month causing nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of damage.

Radio Tonga reported a recent fire at Takuilau College destroyed the school's new sports equipment.

The Deputy Fire Commissioner Sinamoni Kauvaka advised parents to warn their children about playing with matches, mosquito coils, fire crackers, candles and electronic devices.

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