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Monday October 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday October 14, 2013 MYT 7:36:41 AM
by shaun ho AND austin camoens
Firemen surveying Azlan’s house in Jalan Negeri Sembilan Selatan, Bukit Persekutuan, after putting out the fire
KUALA LUMPUR: Although his house in the city caught fire, Perlis Mentri Besar Azlan Man has been too busy with work to survey the damage.
“I have been involved in party election work and I have not seen my house yet. I do not know the cost of damages yet,” said Azlan yesterday.
His house at Jalan Negri Sembilan Selatan in Bukit Persekutuan was razed when a fire broke out on Saturday night.
Azlan and his wife were in Perlis at the time, but his children, relatives and a maid were in the house. They escaped unhurt.
“My wife was actually on the way back to KL when she received an emergency call about the fire.
“I was at a gathering at the time and I told my wife to be calm and make sure everyone was safe,” Azlan said.
Azlan said his wife and son were living in the undamaged portion of the house, while his two daughters were staying with friends.
Azlan and his family’s relocation to Perlis in November has also been brought forward because of the incident.
His wife Nor Aswana Omar, 48, said she had already begun to pack their belongings weeks before the fire and most of it managed to be saved when the fire broke out.
“Sometimes the unexpected happens. All we can do is accept it and move on,” said Nor Aswana when met at their home yesterday.
“It is still okay to live here, unless it rains. We have no more roof so the water will come pouring into the back part of the house. I hope it does not rain tonight,” she said, pointing out the gloomy sky.
City Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Zahari Mohamad, the fire destroyed the entire top floor and part of the roof caved in.
“The department received a distress call on the incident at 10.43pm. Five fire engines, a water tanker and 57 firemen were immediately dispatched to the scene.
“When we arrived, the fire had spread to about 60% of the top floor,” he said when met at the scene on Saturday night.
He said it took his men about an hour to put out the flames and added that no one was injured in the fire.
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