KOTA KINABALU: A faulty wire from a washing machine almost destroyed the Federation Flat at Likas, here yesterday.
The 11.20am incident was said to have happened when the washing machine caught fire, prompting residents to call the Fire and Rescue Services Department.
Sabah Fire and Rescue Services Department Public Relation Officer, Superintendent Mohd Affendy Ramli said 25 firefighters in two fire engines were deployed to the scene after receiving a distress call at 11.54am.
He said the fire started from the washing machine, believed due to faulty wires. The owner, who was at work at that time, had been informed of the situation, said Mohd Affendy.- Albert Goh/Sayangsabah