Two single-storey terrace houses destroyed by fire


PUTATAN: Two single-storey terrace houses at Taman Bersatu in Petagas here were destroyed by fire on Wednesday night.

State Fire and Rescue Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Mohd Affendy Ramin said five fire engines with 32 fire fighters from Penampang and Sembulan were deployed to the scene upon receiving a distress call at 10.10pm on March 7.

Affendy said investigation he believed the fire might have been caused by a short-circuit at one of the affected houses.

It took fire fighters about an hour to control the blaze, he said.

No untoward incident was reported while the cause of fire and losses were still under investigation, he said.