Fire destroys family home

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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Aftermath of family house at Tanugamanono.

Aftermath of family house at Tanugamanono.

A family at Tanugamanono is coming to terms with the devastation caused by a fire that destroyed all their belongings last Friday. 

The blaze destroys everything they had except for their new house built next to it. 

Samoa Observer approached the family for a comment on what had happened however the owner of the house Lole Schuster did not want to comment. 

Because he lives in American Samoa, and his daughter who lives there with her children are not at home.  They are going shopping for school uniforms for her children because everything was destroyed in the fire. 

According to an official at the Fire and Emergency Services who refused to be named told the Samoa Observer that they are suspecting that the fire was caused by an electrical fault. 

He said the family is building a new house next to the old house the owners’ son was playing his stereo at the back where the fire started.

While the family are preparing food for the workers that evening and they were shocked when they saw the house burning. 

“Nothing can be done about it because the house looks old and it’s a wooden house as well,” said the fire official. 

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority are continuing their investigations on this incident to confirm what really caused the fire. 

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