Fallen tree damages garage

James Kon

A house garage was damaged after a rambutan tree fell on it in Kampong Junjongan yesterday. No injuries were reported.

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) on receiving a distress call at 7.05am deployed five fire personnel from the Pengkalan Batu Fire Station led by Acting ASO Haji Rissaini bin Haji Abdul Rahman.

Fire personnel immediately cut the fallen tree measuring five metres long and 20 centimetres in diameter using a chain saw.

The tree damaged a part of the garage roofing. The FRD reminded the public to be alert about falling trees, especially during unpredictable weather and avoid planting trees close to houses.

The public is also advised not to park vehicles close to trees and residents are requested to trim the branches.

The public can contact 995 during an emergency.

The fallen tree damaged the roof of the garage in Kg Junjongan. PHOTO: FRD