FRD clears uprooted tree

Azlan Othman

An uprooted tree that fell on a house compound in Kampong Sungai Tilong in Jalan Muara was cleared by four personnel from Lambak Kanan Fire Station yesterday morning. One fire engine was dispatched to the scene and the operation was led by ABK 21 Metussin.

The personnel cut the 15-metre-long tree trunk using chainsaw. In view of this, the Fire and Rescue Department urged house owners not to plant trees near houses and to keep a safe distance.

Following the current wet spell, it can create dangers.

House owners should regularly trim their tree branches before it grows uncontrolled. In case of emergency, the public can contact the FRD Operation Centre on 995.

An FRD personnel during the operation. PHOTO: FRD