Fire destroys Neiafu's oldest buildings
19 Dec, 2008
About 3pm on the 19th December a big fire covered the area from the 'Otumohemohe Motorparts through to the Teta Tours building stopping just short of Tonga Bobs Cantina. Buildings damaged included the Kalia Bar Night Club, Kelly Store, Friendly Island Bookshop, Arnott Liquor and Bounty Bar. No one was hurts but this area all gone. ISome of these buildings were the oldest in Vava'u and an iconic part of its unique landscape. The cuase was accidental after some childrenwere smoking out some bees and the flames got out of control with the wind. The local police have dealt with the matter.