KOTA KINABALU: A man got out of his car just before it caught fire at Jalan Tebobon on Wednesday (Dec 6).
The 29-year-old man was driving when he suddenly noticed smoke from his car, said a Fire and Rescue Department spokesman.
The spokesman said they were alerted of the incident at 1.21pm, adding a fire team and Emergency Medical Response Services were immediately deployed from the Lintas station, some 15km away.
“As soon as the team reached the location, they saw a burning car.
“Our men immediately got down to work to douse the flames,” he said, adding the car was totally destroyed but that no one was hurt.
In a separate incident, a 60-year-old man was injured after the trailer carrying crude palm oil crashed into a ditch in the east coast Tawau district.
The incident occurred at Jalan Tawau-Kalabakan, Felda Umas-Umas, at about 7am on Wednesday.
Tawau Fire and Rescue chief Jemishin Ujin said passers-by helped send the victim to the district hospital before they arrived at the scene.
He said they received an emergency call at 7.18am.
After reaching the location, he said, they found an oil slick on the stretch due to the crash.
“We proceeded to clean up the oil slick by using foam and sand to prevent other vehicles from skidding off the road,” he said, adding the operation ended at 9.09am.