Fifty houses destroyed in Tawau fire


TAWAU (Bernama): Some 50 houses in Kampung Titingan here were destroyed in a fire on Monday (July 19) morning.

Tawau Zone Fire and Rescue Station chief Sukur Hatta said 52 personnel and five engines were rushed to the scene after they received an emergency call at 9.33am Monday saying that a fire had broke out at Blocks 9, 10 and 11.

"When the firefighters arrived, the fire was still raging and it was brought under control by 10.55am.

"The fire brigade had difficulties getting water supply and had to use drain water as the fire hydrant was about 800m away,” he told reporters when met at the scene Monday.

According to initial reports, there were no casualties while the cause of the fire and loses incurred are being investigated.

The fire was put down with the help of the police, Rela and Civil Defence Force (APM) personnel, as well as villagers. - Bernama

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