En zonm 89-an i mor dan en dife Copolia

En zonm aze 89-an, Guy Savy, in mor apre ki dife ti bril li dan lakaz kot i ti pe reste Copolia.

Sa lensidan ti ariv apre 4er apremidi yer e portporal Lazans Servis Teny Dife ek Sovtaz (SFRSA) Jones Madeleine ti dir ki zot ti ganny sa rapor ver 4er35 apremidi e zot ti deplas trwa kanmiyon ek en bowser.

I ti azoute ki ti selman letan ki zot ti’n ariv kot sa landrwa ki zot ti aprann avek vwazen ki ti annan en zonm dan lakaz.

Remembering our home fire safety advice

Sometimes it takes bad news, like the recent series of fires on Mahé or the fire at Grenfell Tower in London earlier this year, to remember how important it is to protect our families and homes from fires. It is easy to forget the harm and destruction that past fires have caused while we try to manage our busy lives.

To help refresh our memories, public relations officer Jones Madeleine at the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) shares some knowledge, advice and home fire safety tips.

“Since January this year, the fire service has recorded quite a number of fires and this is very alarming. Most of these cases are due to negligence or are accidental fires and we cannot rule out the cases of arson also. In some cases fire has destroyed part or even the whole house/building. In some houses, there were some minor damage as fires were detected early and extinguished at an early stage.”

Fifth building destroyed by fire this week

More fire incidents have been reported this week. A house at St. Louis was completely destroyed during the night of Wednesday 2 August 2017. This is the fifth case of severe fire incidents reported this week.

“We received a call at 11.57 p.m last night reporting that a house at St. Louis, Stevenson, Bel Ombre Road was being destroyed in a blaze,” recounted Jones Madeleine, the Public Relations Officer at the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Agency (SFRSA). When they got there, he said, the house was completely in flames.

Fires caused SCR 21.6 million in damage since January

Fires continue to cause enormous damage and result in huge costs despite the all preventive measures taken by authorities and individuals. Damage to buildings and vehicles account for the major part of this cost.

“The number of fire cases reported for the first half of the year 2017 is almost similar to that of last year.” Jones Madeleine, the Public Relations Officer at the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Service Agency (SFRSA), told TODAY  when making available statistics about fire incidents for the year up to end of June.


Since the beginning of this year until June the SFRSA has received a total of 235 emergency calls. These include fire incidents, accidents, other emergency incidents and assistance. Among these five cases were false alarms.

Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services agency

Dife i detri 2 lakaz obor kanmarad Beau Vallon

De (2) lakaz atase avek kanmarad dan distrik Beau Vallon e ki ti pe abrit plis ki 20 dimoun dan 7 lasanm antou ti konpletman detri par dife yer zis avan 10er bomaten.

Erezman menm si ti annan dimoun kot sa 2 lakaz personn pa’n ganny dimal me i annan ki’n bezwen ganny trete pour sok.

Vi ki sa 2 lakaz i zis par deryer stasyon petrol Beau Vallon, sa stasyon ti bezwen fermen tanporerman pandan ki bann azan Lazans Servis Tenny Dife ek Sovtaz ti pe tenny sa dife konpletman.

Ammonia leak on purse seiner

A small leakage of ammonia gas occurred yesterday on a tuna purse seiner based at the New Port.

The incident was reported to the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) at around 10.30am.

SFRSA spokesperson Jones Madeleine said the leakage occurred while tests were being undertaken on the systems and some ammonia gas leaked.

“It was when the gas had emerged in the atmosphere that the personnel on the port smelled it. When that happened all systems were shut down and everybody evacuated to gather at the assembly point in the IDC car park,” he said.

He said a short while after the situation was under control everyone went back to work except for a few who were not feeling well and were transported to hospital.

Mr Madeleine said a joint investigation will be led by the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA), Division of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM), SFRSA and the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future.

“These incidents are very serious and the investigation will determine what exactly happened and ensure that it does not reoccur because it puts the lives of many people in danger,” he said.

Contact Info

Seychelles Fire & Rescue Services Agency
New Port Road, New Port,
Victoria, Mahe

(248) 4 28 99 99
(248) 4 28 99 50

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