Video: East Nuku‘alofa fire billows out dark smoke

'Oku 'i lalo 'a e vitiō 'o e vela'


Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an east Nuku’alofa residence.

The house has burnt to ground, with no injuries.

The fire service was alerted to the Ma’ufanga blaze this afternoon.

Video of the fire shot by bystander Soana Angianga showed flames leaping from the house’s interior, billowing dark smoke across the sky.

Bystanders were overhead saying they have just been alerted to the blaze.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious and an investigator is now trying to determine the cause.