Fire destroys two homes


  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 May 2020

Blazing: Smoke billowing from the houses on fire.

GEORGE TOWN: A blaze destroyed two houses at a high-density village in Paya Terubong.

The houses were razed to the ground but firemen managed to stop the fire from spreading to dozens of neighbouring homes.

In a statement, the Fire and Rescue Department said the homes occupied by Lim Teik Soo, 72, and Yeoh Huah Meng, 62, were destroyed in the fire that started at 1.45pm yesterday.

Personnel from fire stations in Paya Terubong, Bayan Baru and Jalan Perak brought the blaze under control at 2.45pm.

“No one was injured. Those who lost their homes will be staying with their children for the time being.

“The cause of the fire is still being investigated,” the department said.

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