The house was destroyed by fire on 1 Syawal

The house was destroyed by fire on 1 Syawal

TAWAU: In the excitement of Muslims celebrating 1 Syawal, a fire incident destroyed a semi -permanent house in Jalan Sin On, here, on Monday.

Tawau Fire Station Chief, Julius John Stephen in his statement said that they received an emergency call related to the incident at 7.55 pm.

A total of 12 officers and members along with two FRT ( Fire Rescue Tender ) machines and an EMRS ( Emergency Medical Rescue Services ) van were rushed to the scene for 6 kilometers.

The extinguishing operation was carried out using a 200 -foot stream with two water source jets from the fire engine tank.

The fire, however, was brought under control at 8.19pm and the operation ended completely at 9.05pm.

The fire did not involve injuries and casualties while the cause of the incident and the amount of losses are still under investigation by the fire department.

-Petrus Bernard

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