The National – Friday, February 11, 2011
By JACOB POK
A three-bedroom house went up in flames on Wednesday night at North Waigani, Telikom compound in the nation’s capital.
Helpless neighbours and bystanders stood and watched as fire razed the high post building.
Two fire trucks arrived on the scene few minutes later and put out the fire, but the fire had destroyed most of the interior of the building leaving nothing but the veranda and the skeleton structure.
An occupant, Peter Ru, from Central said the fire had started from an unoccupied room of the house, which was locked at the time.
He said he did not know the actual cause of the fire.
Ru said they were watching TV at the living room and heard noises of falling objects in that part of the room but thought their dog was making the noises.
He said when he went and opened the room, the entire room was in flame.
He rushed to the living room and alerted the others to move out of the house.
PNG Power workers also arrived on the scene and disconnected power from the fallen power line that connects to the building.