TUTONG: A forest fire occurred at the Telamba village section along the Muara-Tutong highway last evening. The fire started around 6pm in the forest next to the highway. A team of firefighters in two fire engines from Tutong Fire Station rushed to the scene after receiving emergency calls from motorists, Borneo Bulletin reported.
The firefighters faced difficulties in battling the fire as they had to run their hose through the dense vegetation. The fire engines also had to take turns to refill their tanks as there are no fire hydrants at the site. At press time the firefighters were still trying to control the blaze.