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Swift action stops fire from spreading

James Kon

Swift action by firefighters prevented a fire from spreading at a store in Kampong Sungai Hanching on Wednesday night.

A team of firefighters with a fire engine from the Lambak Kanan Fire Station led by Acting Station Officer Haji Tarip and the Berakas Fire Station led by DSO Haji Sofri bin Haji Bolaji with the assistance of a water tanker from the Beribi Fire station led by ABK 167 Pengiran Jefri responded to the fire incident, according to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD).

The team saw thick smoke coming out from small window openings and found the switch centre inside the store on the first floor at the back of the building on fire.

Equipped with breathing apparatus, the firefighters used a crowbar to break open a window and two water hoses to extinguish the fire. The smoke was cleared using exhaust conducting.

Part of the store was damaged due to the fire.

The cause of the fire and estimated damages are under investigation. No injuries were reported.

The FRD reminded the public to ensure their homes are equipped with fire extinguishers of the dry powder type, along with fire blankets and battery-operated smoke detectors.

ABOVE & BELOW: A firefighter at the incident site; and a damaged part of the store. PHOTOS: FRD

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