LABUAN (Bernama) – Fire destroyed a row of 14 food stalls at the old market at downtown Jalan OKK Awang Besar yesterday.
The fire which broke out at 4.05pm is believed to have started from one of the stalls and the damage has not been ascertained.
Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Jason Bilin said investigations were still being carried out but no casualties were reported.
Twenty-three firemen from the Kg Jawa station took about half an hour to bring the fire under control.
“We managed to prevent the fire from spreading to other premises, and we have yet to ascertain the cause of the fire and the estimated losses. By the time we reached, the fire had already engulfed the stalls,” he said.
The stalls have been vacated since middle of last month after the market vendors and operators were relocated to the newly-completed Labuan Market Complex.