TAWAU: Fire destroyed a squatter settlement of 40 houses in Kampung Buayah here early today, but no one was injured.
Tawau Fire and Rescue Service chief Mohd Razali Ag Ahmad said 23 fire-fighters brought the blaze under control at 4.23am after the service was alerted at 3.54am.
The fire was put out at 7.26am, he said in a statement.
The cause of the fire and the damage had yet to be ascertained, he said. Today’s fire is the second in a week. Last Saturday, a fire destroyed 48 houses in the Kampung Airport Lama squatter settlement here. – BERNAMA