Family of 11 escape fiery end in Miri pre-dawn blaze

MIRI: A family of 11, including two small children, managed to escape a fire that broke out in their house while they were sleeping at around 2am Saturday (May 18).

They managed to run out of their house in Kpg Luak Miri here as flames engulfed the structure.

Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said the members of the household were aged from three to 62.

The three-year-old girl, an eight-year-old boy and three teenagers were among the 11 who escaped the burning house, he said.

"Bomba Miri received an emergency alert at about 2.12am.

"When our team arrived at the site, the semi-concrete double-storey house was already about 90% engulfed in fire.

"All the 11 managed to escape on their own," he said.

The eldest occupant of the house was Lim Sai Geok, a 62-year-old woman.

The fire completely destroyed the house a car in the garage, he said, adding that they were still probing the cause of the fire.

Kpg Luak is a sprawling housing area located about 5km from Miri city centre.


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