Thursday, July 25, 2024
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Brunei Town

No injuries in Seria fire

Daniel Lim

A fire partially destroyed a living room of a residence near the Brunei Garrison, Tuker Lines Seria on Friday afternoon.

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) said seven firefighters from the Seria Fire Station led by Acting SO Hamdan bin Haji Hassan responded to an emergency call received at 2.13pm.

On arrival, the FRD found a piece of furniture in the living room of the first floor of the residence on fire. The fire was extinguished in 10 minutes using a fire hydrant.

The three occupants of the residence were unharmed.

The FRD reminded the public to ensure that fire extinguishers and fire blankets are available for use during emergencies while electrical equipment are switched off when not in use.

Cooking must not be left unattended, while during a gas leakage, windows and doors should be kept open. Electrical maintenance should be handled by accredited companies, the FRD added.

The FRD holds Life Saver 995 Course, Fire Marshall Course and Fire Safety Briefings for the public to learn proper safety procedures during emergencies and the correct use of firefighting equipment.

The aftermath of the fire. PHOTO: FRD