Boroko fire

VIDEO: Turi wants Kalaut sidelined

This follows the arson incident on Thursday 05th of October, which almost saw the two storey police building at Boroko police station which accommodates the NCD Commander's office space, prosecutions and the CID.

Imelda Wavik with more

(Pictured -NCD Central commander Sylvester Kalaut)

VIDEO: Fire suspect also implicated in stealing

The suspect, who is also the divisional administrative clerk for NCD/Central in the commander's officer, was found to be at the scene when fire service arrived but was later apprehended at her home with a cash amount of K46, 500.


Annette Kora with more 







Fire Service officers investigating Boroko fire

Boroko Fire Station Commander, Superintendent Leo Ovia confirmed with Loop PNG that an investigating team has already been set up and are looking into the root cause of how the fire started.

Ovia said the fire service is confident that last week’s fire which had started on Thursday was completely extinguished before they withdrew from the fire scene.

He said the investigating team will be looking into all possible details that might be related to the cause of last week’s fire.

Details into Boroko fire still unclear

The line of shops were razed to the ground last Friday, following a fire that started last Thursday evening in the Gutpla Kaikai Kaibar.

The Fire Service had managed to put the fire out by nightfall but it later reignited in the early hours of Friday morning, this time taking down the adjoining shops.

Papindo supermarket, Johnson's Pharmacy, Dr. Jacobi Private Clinic and a bottle shop went up in flames on Friday.

Opportunists did not waste time in taking advantage of the situation, breaking into shops and running out with items.