TAWAU: About 500 residents lose their homes when 80 houses were destroyed by fire in Kg. Sentosa Dua, Jalan Tengku Osman, here today.
Tawau Fire and Rescue Station Chief, Mohd Razali Awang Ahmad, said they received a call from the public regarding on the incidendt about 3.10pm.
“19 fire and rescue personnels with three Scania trucks were sent to the scene to extinguish the fire,” he said when contacted, here today.
However, he said that the firefighters team can only control and extinguish the fire after three hours of operation to prevent it from spreading.
“As the houses were built with wood, with hot and windy weather condition, the fire spread quickly and destroyed 80 houses,” he added.
According to him, the operation ended at 6.15pm and no injuries were reported.
“The cause of fire and cost of damages is still under investigation,” he said. – SayangSabah