Quick response from firefighters save family

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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QUICK RESPONSE: Firefighters have been praised by the family for their quick response.

QUICK RESPONSE: Firefighters have been praised by the family for their quick response. (Photo: Deidre Fanene )

A Fasito’o-tai family has praised the quick response by the fire fighters which saved their family home. 

A vehicle had caught fire next to the family’s home, threatening the entire property on Friday afternoon.

Luafata Ali’i Tuvili, the owner of the vehicle, said their white four door sedan was operating fine during the day. 

“After my son picked up our kids from school, the car was fine,” he said. 

“I came out because we had a family that came over and to my surprise my car was on fire." 

“My children and neighbors came running with water buckets in an effort to eliminate the fire from spreading." 

“I managed to get into my other car that was parked right next to the burning car and moved it otherwise both of our family vehicles would be gone in the fire,” said Luafata. 

“I am thankful for the quick response by our firefighters, they came exactly as the fire was spreading to the ceiling of the garage." 

 “If it hadn't for them our family home would’ve been destroyed by the fire.”

A look at the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a family vehicle.
A look at the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a family vehicle.

Luafata is thankful that no one was injured.

He reiterated that if had not been for the fire fighters his family would've been homeless. 

“I can’t thank them enough, otherwise we would have no house for my children.” 

Samoa Observer arrived and the fire was under control. 

There were four fire trucks at the scene with more than 10 firefighters and also Electrical Power Corporation employees.

Luatua suspects the fire was caused by shortage of wires from the fuses. 

One fire fighter at the scene said they will conduct their investigation and a report will prepared for this incident.

 Efforts to get a comment from the Fire and Emergency Services Authority Commissioner Lelevaga Faafouina Mupo were unsuccessful.

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