Six boats damaged in Pantai Malindo jetty fire

Badly burnt: The ruined boats are still moored at the jetty in Pantai Malindo, Sungai Burung in Balik Pulau. — Photo by Wan Mohizan Wan Hussein

BALIK PULAU: A fire, believed to have started from a hut near a jetty in Pantai Malindo here, caused burning wood to fall and damaged six boats moored there.

Fisherman Wan Mohizan Wan Hussein, 56, whose boat was not affected as it was located further away, said four of the six boats were badly damaged during the blaze at about 6am on Friday.

“The other two were 30% to 40% burnt,” he said, adding that they belonged to full-time licensed fishermen.

Wan Mohizan, a former assistant chief photographer at Star Media Group, said the fire was believed to have started from a hut nearby and began to spread.

The state Fire and Rescue Department said in a statement that 14 firefighters reached the site at 6.39am and managed to put out the fire by 7.23am.

No one was injured.

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