19 left homeless after fire razes sawmill quarters

MIRI (Bernama) – A two-year-old local girl is among 19 survivors of a fire that razed a block of housing quarters at a sawmill in Jalan Kuala Baram late on Thursday night.

Miri Fire and Rescue Department Chief Law Poh Kiong said the seven-door block was resided by sawmill workers, comprising 16 locals, two Indonesians and a Filipino.

“The fire also destroyed a car and a motorcycle,” he said in a statement yesterday morning, adding that an emergency call was received at 10.46pm and that the firefighting operation ended at 1.37am.

He said the cause of the fire and the amount of losses is still under investigation.