SANDAKAN: A two and a half acres of bushes located close to the Northern Ring Road, off Mile 6 here were yesterday razed by fire.
Operation chief of Sandakan Fire and Rescue Station, Devi Rashedee Ensoi, said, the station received a distress call from the public about the fire at around 12.31 noon.
A fire truck with six firefighters was immediately rushed to the scene and was able to put the fire under control some 25 minutes later.
According to Devi, the firefighters managed to doused the bush fire before it could spread to the nearby residential area.
No casualties have been reported and the cause of fire is still being investigated.