GEORGE TOWN: One person was killed, another went missing and three others were injured when a fire broke out at their residence in Lebuh Melaka here on Thursday (Oct 29).
The fire, which was reported at about 6am, razed two double-storey houses and left them about 80% burnt.
Penang Fire and Rescue Department (fire operation and safety) officer Nafis Ariff Abdullah said firemen found two houses on fire upon arrival at the scene.
"The firemen from Jalan Perak and Lebuh Pantai battled the raging fire and managed to rescue five victims.
"Two men and a woman, who are Indonesians, are safe, while one died. We are searching for another person who is still missing," he said.
Rescue operations are still ongoing.