20 water village homes in Likas destroyed by fire

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KOTA KINABALU: Twenty wooden houses were destroyed in an early morning fire at Kampung Cenderamata 2 water village at Kampung Likas here, yesterday.

State Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Superintendent Mohd Affendy Ramin said five fire engines from Lintas and Sembulan were sent to the scene after receiving a distress call at 5.24am.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation but we believe it was caused by an illegal electricity connection.

“We manage to control the blaze by 6.20am while the whole operation ended at 8am,” he said.

No untoward incident was reported while the victims have been place at a nearby community hall.