Six families lose home in fire
Posted on August 5, 2012, Sunday
LAHAD DATU: Six families were made homeless after their quarters at Jalan Bypass was completely gutted by fire yesterday.
According to one of the victims, Abdul Amin Hassan, 52, he and his family were resting in their house when they suddenly heard an explosion from one of the adjoining housing units.
“We rushed outside and heard the neighbours screaming for help and the Fire and Rescue Department was immediately alerted,” he said.
The department head, Mohd Apandi Mahmood when contacted, said they received a distress call at 2.50pm and seven personnel in a fire engine were immediately dispatched to the scene.
“It took several minutes to put the fire under control and a mopping out exercise was immediately carried out to prevent the blaze from affecting two nearby petrol stations,” he said.
Apandi added that an investigation to determine the cause of the fire and the loss incurred were being carried out.
No casualty was reported.