By: L.N. Reklai

August 11, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Two fires broke out within hours of each other on late Sunday night and noon of Monday keeping Palau’s fire department busy.


Sunday night fire occurred at around midnight at the Old NECO building in Idid hamlet of Koror State.  Building was already about 80% engulfed by fire when firefighters arrived.  The fire was completely put out by 3:20am.

At around 11:45am the next day, a call was received about a vehicle on fire at Meyuns.  Bystanders reported of intense fire coming from both under the hood and from the inside of vehicle. The fire was put out within half an hour.  The vehicle is sail to belong to Valiant Tirso of Echang.

There were no injuries or deaths from both fires and witnesses reported rapid response from fire department.

Both cases are still under investigation. [/restrict]