50 houses razed in Tawau fire

TAWAU: About 50 homes in Kampung Titingan here were destroyed in a fire.

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 yesterday that a fire had broke out at Blocks 9, 10 and 11.

“When the firefighters arrived, the fire was raging and brought under control by 10.55am,” Sukur said.

“Firemen encountered difficulties in getting water supply and had to use drain water as the fire hydrant was about 800m away,” he told reporters at the scene.

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

The fire was put out with the help of the police, Rela and Civil Defence Force personnel, as well as villagers. — Bernama

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