20th August 07:18 AM
Fire at PA Lal Holdings Limited building extinguished
By Vijay Narayan/Semi Turaga/Shanil Singh
Monday 22/07/2019
The building was fully engulfed in flames and the fire also spread into the workshop area.

Forty firefighters have extinguished a major fire at the PA Lal Holdings Limited building in Walu Bay.

Chief Fire Officer Qionilau Moceitai says they received the call at 8.04am and four fire trucks were sent to the scene with 25 firefighters.

He says an additional 15 firefighters were sent to the scene.

Moceitai says they managed to control the fire at 9.51am.

He says the cause of the fire is still unknown.

The building was fully engulfed in flames and the fire also spread into the workshop area.

The company workers say the fire started at about 7am from behind the building where they store the fibreglass and thinner.

We have received information that they had two new completed buses in the workshop and work had started on five new buses. All these buses were also fully engulfed in flames.

The area where they store the compressor, gas and oil was also on fire.

Over 70 people worked at the building.

Owner, Richard Lal is not ready to comment as yet.

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