23 escape house fire

James Kon

Twenty-three individuals escaped unscathed when a fire broke out at their home in Kampong Limau Manis, Junjongan on Wednesday.

Nine firefighters from Pengkalan Batu and Jerudong fire stations led by Acting Senior Superintendent and Commanding Officer of Operation ‘F’ Branch Haji Nordin bin Haji Buntan were dispatched following a distress call  at 2.45pm.

The firefighters extinguished the huge blaze on the first floor of the two-storey wooden house. The cause of fire and estimated cost of damage is under investigation.

Firefighters douse the fire at a house in Kampong Limau Manis, Junjungan. PHOTO: FRD