Fires spark massive call-outs to FRD

A massive 6,744 calls were made to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) nationwide, statistics from January to November show. Sixty-eight of the emergency calls were for house fires, with estimated losses of BND3,934,600 and one person sustaining injuries; 57 were for electric fires, with estimated losses of BND968,615; and 47 for building fires, with estimated losses of BND542,130. There were also 14 calls for collapsed houses, which saw three persons sustaining injuries; and 26 calls for gas leaks, with two persons injured and losses of BND25,100. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin