Three shops destroyed by fire
Posted on June 29, 2012, Friday
LAHAD DATU: Three double storey shops selling electrical appliances and traditional medicine were destroyed along with a first floor tuition centre at Jalan Kastam Lama here on Wednesday night.
District Fire and Rescue Department chief Mohd Apandi Mahmood said nine personnel in two fire engines arrived on the scene with three minutes after they received a distress call at 10.59pm.
He said they managed to bring the fire under control 18 minutes later, but the whole operation only ended around 7.06am yesterday as they faced a shortage of water and had to use open water sources to battle the fire.
Mohd Apandi said no casualty was reported and the cause of the fire had not been determined.