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KUCHING, Dec 21: Firefighters have a busy day clearing fallen trees throughout the state in the wake of heavy storms that hit recently.
The first case was reported by Tatau Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), in a statement, that six of their firemen led by PBK II (TBK1) Mazlan were deployed after receiving a fallen trees report from the public at 1.35 pm today.
The statement said firefighters arriving at the location found that a durian tree had fallen onto a house along Bintulu-Sibu road, after the area was hit by a storm.
“Firefighters proceed to clear the fallen tree and branches by cutting it, and no casualties or injuries were reported during the incident,” it said.
At the same time, Bintangor fire station also reported to have received two cases of fallen trees from the public, which occurred at Tanjung Genting road and Mile 1 Pakan road, where six firemen led by PBK II Samsawi Mohamad were dispatched to the location.
The report said the uprooted and fallen trees had hit an electric line along the road, and obstructed the road entrance into SK Yong Kwong.
“Firefighters then clear the area by cutting off the fallen trunks and branches using chainsaws to ensure the road is safe for road users, before heading to the second location.
“Upon arriving at the second location in Mile 1 Pakan road, firefighters found that a durian tree had fallen onto a house. The operation to clear the fallen durian tree was conducted using two set of chainsaws, and was joined by five Civil Defence Department (JPAM) personnel,” it said.
On the same note, Niah Fire Station also reported that seven of their men had responded to a fallen tree report from the public, which occurred in Ulu Niah road.
“Firefighters arriving at the location found that two trees had fallen across the road, which halted the traffic movement along the road.
“Firefighters then proceeded to cut off the fallen trees and branches using chainsaw, and the remaining debris was moved to the roadside to enable road users to pass by,” it said in the report.
Meanwhile, Kanowit Fire station reported that their team of five firefighters led by PBK II Azahari, had responded to a fallen tree report in Pantu Mali, after receiving a call from the public at 4.23 pm today.
Based on the report, a tree had fallen and damaged the roof of the nearby house.
“Operation commander then conducted a size up and proceeded with clearing the fallen trunk and branches. The operation was under control at 6.30 pm,” the report said. — DayakDaily