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Two-storey house gutted in Mumong

Daniel Lim

A fire brought down a two-storey house in Kampong Mumong, Kuala Belait on Sunday, according to a Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) statement.

Ten firefighters from the Kuala Belait Fire Station, led by station commander Assistant Superintendent of Fire and Rescue Hanapi bin Haji Hamid, were dispatched upon receiving an emergency call.

The house, made of wood and spandex roofing, was engulfed in flames that also spread to a nearby storeroom and three vehicles belonging to the occupants of the house.

No casualties were reported, and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The FRD reminded the public to ensure that electrical wires are maintained and serviced by accredited companies in accordance with the standards issued by the Department of Electrical Services.

The agency also advised the public to make sure unused electrical appliances at home are turned off after use, adding that it is important to have firefighting equipment, such as fire blankets and fire extinguishers, available in the residence.

A house engulfed in flames in Kampong Mumong, Kuala Belait. PHOTO: FRD
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