Fire destroys car

Syazwani Hj Rosli

A car was destroyed in a fire on Wednesday near the football field of Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien College (Maktab SOAS). The Bandar Seri Begawan Fire Station received the emergency call at 5.17pm.

Two fire engines and 12 firefighters led by Station Officer Haji Ali bin Haji Mohammad rushed to the scene to put out the fire that engulfed the engine of the car.

The male driver and his passenger escaped without any injuries. The cause of the fire and estimated loss is under investigation.

The FRD advised the public to enhance their knowledge of car fire safety and that any modifications or upgrading of electrical system, engine or wiring must be done by a certified mechanic. It is advisable to have fire extinguishers inside the car and for vehicles over seven years of age to be inspected at accredited workshops.

In case of emergency, contact emergency hotline 995 and provide accurate information.