KUCHING (Nov 26): A senior citizen suffered burns to his chest and arms after his house in Siol Kandis, Petra Jaya here caught fire at 9am today.
The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) in a statement said also occupying the house was his 22-year-old daughter who fortunately escaped unscathed.
Firefighters from the Petra Jaya and Padungan fire stations were deployed to the scene and they managed to get the fire under control at 9.44am.
It is estimated the house, which measures to about 222 square metres, was totally destroyed by the fire.
The 72-year-old victim was brought to the Sarawak General Hospital for medical treatment.
After ensuring the fire would not reignite, Bomba wrapped up operations at 12pm.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.