Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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Brunei Town

Car fire in Kg Tagap Selayun

James Kon

DSO Serudin bin Haji Osman led 13 firefighters of Jerudong Fire Station, Operation ‘F’ Branch to a car fire in Kampong Tagap Selayun on Sunday afternoon.

On arrival, firefighters found the vehicle engulfed in flames on the road. Firefighters put on breathing equipment and combatted the fire using a water hose. The fire was under control in five minutes.

The cause of the fire and the damages are under investigation. No fatalities were reported.
The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) advised the public to ensure that their vehicles are in proper condition and to regularly check the wiring system.

Road users must ensure that modifications or additions to the electrical system of the engine, car accessories and wiring must meet the safety standards, the FRD said, adding that high electric current of the vehicle may cause cables to burn.

ABOVE & BELOW: A firefighter extinguishes the fire; and the charred vehicle. PHOTOS: FRD