Vehicle gutted in fire

Izah Azahari

A fire burnt a portion of a car’s engine in Kampong Madewa, Jalan Tutong recently.

The vehicle’s driver, a local man, exited it before the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) personnel arrived. The loss is under investigation.

Six personnel from the Bandar Seri Begawan Fire Station were dispatched to the location led by SO Abdul Majid bin Haji Abdul Wahab who extinguished the fire.

The FRD advised the public to ensure that the vehicle’s wiring is carried out by a certified
workshop mechanic.

The department also requested the public to always have a dry chemical powder fire extinguisher in the car while cars over seven years needed to be inspected at certified workshops frequently.

The public can contact hotline 995 during an emergency.

Fire and Rescue Department personnel inspects the burnt vehicle. PHOTO: FRD