Fire damages Tanah Jambu house

James Kon

A fire damaged the bedroom on the first floor of a house in Jalan Binglu Utara, RPN Kampong Tanah Jambu yesterday.

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) received a distress call about the fire at 8.56am. Two fire engines and 11 firefighters from the Muara Fire Station led by ASO Abas bin Haji Ahmad were immediately dispatched.

According to the FRD, the fire had gutted the bedroom on the first floor of the double storey house when they arrived while eight family members escaped unhurt.

The firefighters doused the fire in three minutes using water sources provided from the fire engine tanks and fire hydrant. The cause of the fire and losses are under investigation.

The FRD advised the public to equip their residences with a fire extinguisher and fire blanket, to switch off all electrical equipment before leaving the house or if not in use and never leave the stove unattended. The public can call 995 during an emergency.

Fire and smoke coming from the window of the bedroom. PHOTO: FRD