Statistics from the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) show that there were 103 fire-related emergency calls made in 2020.
Sixty-nine of those calls were about house fires, while 34 were about building fires.
The FRD also received 23 fire-related calls from January to March 2021, of which 11 were on house fires and 12 on building fires.
Often, the leading cause of house and building fires is electrical malfunctions such as overloading, overheating, short circuits, loose connection and wiring.
More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin