SEREMBAN (Bernama) – The upper floors of two shops in a double-storey building, selling construction materials and home equipment, were razed in Rantau Town yesterday.
Negeri Sembilan Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said 20 firemen from the Senawang Fire and Rescue Station and the station from Seremban 2, including volunteer firemen, rushed to the scene of the fire, which broke out at 5.58am.
“The fire destroyed 70 per cent of both the upper floors of the shops which belonged to one owner. We controlled the fire from spreading in 15 minutes and doused it an hour later,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
He said the firemen encountered some difficulties as the owner of the shops had stored a lot of inflammable materials in the premises. He said no loss of life was reported, and the cause of fire and losses were still being investigated.