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Busy night for Bintulu firefighters as house fires break out almost simultaneously

0 month ago, 27-Aug-2021

Firefighters work to completely extinguish the fire at Kampung Nelayan Batu Mandi. Bomba photo

SIBU (Aug 27): Two cases of house fires occurred almost simultaneously in Bintulu last night.

In the first incident, a single-storey wooden house in Kampung Sungai Plan, Tanjong Kidurong was razed to the ground.

Bintulu Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) chief Christus Buson said a report was received at 7.25pm and six firefighters, led by senior fire officer Stephen Plen, went to the scene

The wooden house, measuring 16 feet by 26 feet, was already destroyed when we reached the scene, he said in a media statement.

The second incident involved another wooden house at Kampung Nelayan Batu Mandi, Jalan Taman Negara Similajau.

Christus said they received a distress call at 7.28pm and also assigned six firefighters to the scene, which is about 24km from the station.

However, the fire had already destroyed the wooden house by the time we arrived at the scene, he added.

The operation ended at 8.19pm after the flames were completely extinguished.

The cause of both fires and the total losses suffered have yet to be ascertained.

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