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Guard secures public safety from fire

Izah Azahari

A security guard contained an electrical fire involving paper and hand sanitiser storage boxes at a cafe in Gadong on Thursday. No casualties were reported.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD), a call received at 6.25am led to the dispatch of five firefighters from the Bandar Seri Begawan Fire Station. The team was led by Station Officer Haji Abdul Rahman bin Maitamit.

Upon arrival, the firefighters found the fire doused by Alfian bin Naim using a 1.5-kilogramme dry powder fire extinguisher.

The cause and estimated damages are under investigation. The matter was handed over to the electrical team.

Buildings must be equipped with fire extinguishers and fire blankets, advised the FRD, adding that electrical switches must be switched off after use or before leaving the premises, and electrical wiring maintenance done by accredited companies in accordance with the standards issued by the Electrical Department.

The building where the fire was reported. PHOTO: FRD