Empty school along Jalan Abang Galau up in smoke

The empty school caught on fire on Friday afternoon.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, July 17: A school at Jalan Abang Galau, Bintulu which has been vacant for almost five years caught fire on Friday afternoon.

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) was contacted at 1.42pm and a team was deployed to the scene immediately.

According to the statement from the State Bomba Operation Centre, the school with five classrooms was empty after they had moved to a new location. The fire had consumed 80 per cent of the building and Bomba had managed to put out the fire by using five nozzles connected to a nearby fire hydrant.

No victims were involved in the incident. Bomba’s forensic team will be investigating the cause of the fire as well as the total loss from the fire.

The operation ended at 3.11pm.—DayakDaily