44 homeless as Rumah Annie, 3 single houses in Sri Aman reduced to ashes

The fire at its height at Rumah Annie in Semawa Hulu, Jalan Pantu, Sri Aman.

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Editor’s note: Number of doors amended following update from Bomba.

By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, May 27: Forty-four people were left homeless when a 12-door longhouse and three single houses at Semawa Hulu, Jalan Pantu, in Sri Aman were completely destroyed by fire this afternoon.


According to Bomba Zone 3 chief, Nik Muhammad Afiq Nik Roslan, a male resident suffered burns when he attempted to douse the flames.

The fire at its height at Rumah Annie in Semawa Hulu, Jalan Pantu, Sri Aman.
The aftermath of the fire at Rumah Annie in Semawa Hulu, Jalan Pantu, Sri Aman, this afternoon.

Nik Muhammad Afiq, who is still at the scene, said the fire was believed to have started from one of the kitchens.

Meanwhile, Bomba’s Operation Centre (PGO) reported that they received a call about the fire at 2.06pm and immediately directed firefighters from Sri Aman fire station to the scene.

It took firefighters close to one hour to get to the scene as the longhouse is located 52km away. — DayakDaily