Be safe rather than sorry


To the rescue: Firemen putting out a house fire at Jalan Nusa in Taman Duta. A senior citizen was slightly injured in the incident. — GLENN GUAN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: As ovens and stoves fire up in preparation for Hari Raya Aidilfitri in a few weeks, fire safety advocates and authorities are advising caution to prevent everything from going up in flames.

Malaysian Fire Protection Association president Michelle Hah said based on government data, on average, a fire happens every 24 minutes with an average loss of RM5bil a year.

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