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FRD removes uprooted Kulimpapa tree

Rokiah Mahmud

Firefighters spent at least 45 minutes with a chainsaw and machete to cut and move an uprooted Kulimpapa tree – measuring at 10 metres long and 17 centimetres wide – blocking a small road in Simpang 525, Kampong Luagan, Batu Apoi, Temburong District.

No injuries or loss of life were reported.

ASO Haji Yussof bin Haji Jerudin from Bangar Fire Station led four fire personnel in the operation, following a distress call.

Commanding Officer of Operation ‘G’ Branch SSFR Haji Afiq bin Haji Julah, Commander of Bangar Fire Station Acting ASFR Jamalauddin bin Ahmad and Acting Village Head of Kampong Batu Apoi were also present at the scene.

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) advised the public to avoid planting trees near houses, refrain from parking vehicles near trees, be cautious of fallen trees, especially during unpredictable weather conditions, and trim the branches and twigs of their trees on a regular basis.

Fire personnel removing the uprooted tree. PHOTO: FRD