Hundreds homeless after fire razes workers' quarters in Tawau

KOTA KINABALU: Hundreds were left homeless after seven blocks of workers’ quarters in Tawau went up in smoke on Saturday morning (April 13).

However, no casualties were reported in the 3.44am fire at the Fu Yee Factory along Brantian Road at Mile 42, Tawau.

The Fire and Rescue Department sent a team of seven firemen, led by operations commander Syed Salipudin Habib Taha, who arrived at the location, some 67km away from the station, at 5.50am.

They were assisted by five volunteer firefighters from Felda (Federal Land Development Authority) Tawau.

“Fire was brought under control within 10mins and the operation ended at 6.57am,” said the statement.

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