SIBU: A wooden administrative block at the Belaga police station was razed to the ground in a mid-day fire on Monday (Dec 14).
The administrative block housed the office of the district police chief, various departments along with the lock-up.
The state Fire and Rescue Department in its daily update said only firearms and a vehicle were saved in the fire which destroyed everything else.
The fire started from the Narcotics Investigation room possibly due to a short circuit which immediately spread throughout the building due to the hot weather.
The Belaga fire station received a distress call at about 1.20pm and four firemen were on the scene in 15 minutes.
They were assisted by personnel from Rela, the Civil Defence Force and members of the
public, to fight the blaze.
Another five firemen from Bintulu station reached the scene four hours later due to the long distance between Bintulu and Belaga.
"The fire was brought under control at 3.45pm," it said.
The department added the cause and actual losses from damage were still being determined.
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