Commissioner Northern, Uraia Rainima is urging Fijians in Vanua Levu to stop unnecessary burning with the country currently experiencing a period of dry spell.
He says the National Fire Authority has been receiving a lot of fire emergency calls as a result of uncontrolled burning.
Rainima says 43 calls were received in August which were mostly grass fire, bush fire, burning of sugarcane field and sawdust fire.
He adds during this dry spell fires can spread to plantations and into nearby communities if not monitored.
The Divisional Commissioner Northern says the Seaqaqa Fire Station responded to fire calls from as far as Dreketi and Nasarawaqa in Bua.
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