Fire razes 35 squatter houses in Sandakan

SANDAKAN (Bernama) – A total of 35 squatter houses in Kampung Gelam near here were destroyed in early morning fire yesterday.

Sandakan Fire and Rescue Superintendent Anddre Andrew said he led team of 17 officers and firefighters rushed to the scene using two fire engines and two multi-purpose vehicles after being alerted at 1.42am. He said the fire spread rapidly due to the houses were built close to each other but the team managed to bring the blaze under control at 2.50am and put it out completely at 4.32am, he said.

There was no casualties reported, he added.