Fire razes 33 huts at tahfiz school in Kuantan

The scene of the blaze at the Madrasah Al-Imaniyah tahfiz school in Kuantan. – Pix: Pahang Fire and Rescue Dept

KUANTAN: Fire destroyed 33 wooden huts at the Madrasah Al-Imaniyah tahfiz school in Kampung Darat, Jalan Sungai Ular here early Sunday (July 24).

However, no casualties were reported as all the occupants were on school break.

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director Ismail Abdul Ghani said they received a distress call at 9.39am and 16 firefighters in three engines from the Gebeng and Indera Mahkota stations rushed to the scene.

"There were 100 wooden huts there and they were situated close to each other, causing the fire to spread quickly.

"We managed to get the blaze under control at 10.29am, but 33 of the huts were destroyed,” he said when contacted, adding that the cause of fire and total value of the losses were still being determined. – Bernama

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