Fallen tree blocks main road in Temburong

Izah Azahari

A fallen tree hit an electric cable and blocked a part of the main road in Kampong Belais in the Temburong District on Wednesday.

Five firefighters from the Rataie Fire Station led by ABKS 532 Mohd Salleh bin OKM Haji Hair were dispatched following a call regarding the incident at 8.43pm. The firefighters cut the tree with two chainsaws.

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) advised the public to be alert when driving as incidents of fallen trees are common during bad weather.

The public is also urged to avoid planting trees close to homes while parking cars near large trees should also be avoided. The public can call the FRD hotline at 995 during an emergency.

FRD personnel removing the tree. PHOTO: FRD