School loses teacher’s house to fire

By on December 20, 2016
The teacher's house at the Boy's End in Papitalai

The teacher’s house at the Boy’s End in Papitalai. Picture via Daniel Tabari

While the country is preparing for Christmas celebrations, a school in Manus will be thinking of ways to accommodate her teachers after a fire engulfed one of the staff houses during the weekend.

Papitalai Seconday School in the Los Negros area lost a teacher’s house to fire on Sunday. According to school Principal, Mr Daniel Tabari, neighbours say the fire started in the kitchen area. However, the teacher and his family residing in the house are on holidays and may have lost all their personal belongings.

Mr Tabari shared on Papitalai Secondary School’s Facebook page:

We just lost a teachers house at boy’s end.
Londron’s Residence. Big loss to the school.

It is believed that a candle may cause the fire but the exact cause of the fire is yet unknown at this stage. However, Mr Tabari has indicated that he will be asking the relevant authorities to establish to cause.

The news of the fire caused concern among Papitalai alumni who are preparing to celebrate the school’s golden jubilee anniversary next year.


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