Swift action by an employee of a minimart in Temburong District prevented a fire from spreading at his workplace on Thursday, said the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD).
The fire at the scene was brought under control by the minimart staff member using two fire extinguishers, said the FRD.
Six firefighters with a fire engine from Bangar Fire Station, led by ASO Muslim bin Nayan were dispatched to the minimart at Kampong Batu Apoi after an emergency call was received at 7.22am.
The firefighters extinguished the remaining fire, before invstigating the cause and estimated losses. Also at the scene were Commanding Officer of Operation ‘G’ Branch SSFR Haji Afiq bin Haji Julah, Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) personnel from Bangar Police Station as well as personnel from the Department of Electrical Services.
The FRD reminded the public to ensure homes are equipped with fire extinguishers of the dry powder type, along with fire blankets and battery-operated smoke detectors.
Any installation of wiring and electrical equipment should be done by qualified technicians, said the FRD.