House ‘burnt to the ground’ in Tongatapu

    Vela 'osi'osi ha fale 'i Houmakelikao he hengihengi tu'uapō 'o e 'aho' ni

    A house in Tongatapu has “burnt to the ground”.

    Fire crews were called to a house on fire in Houmakelikao at about midnight tonight July 24.

    No one was injured in the incident.

    FM 87.5 radio broadcaster Netta Lufe, who took photos of the scene from her parent’s house in the area, said the firefighters can be seen trying in vain to douse the blaze.

    “Every one was safe they tried to put it off but it was too late the building was completely razed to the ground,” Lufe told Kaniva News.

    The house belonged to a former church minister and Lufe alleged the minister was sleeping inside when the blaze started.

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