Family of five escape inferno

House fire at Jalan Layang-Layang, Kampung Semerah Padi.

KUCHING, June 24: A family of five managed to escape a fire that burnt their house down to ashes at Jalan Layang-Layang, Kampung Semerah Padi tonight.

The wooden double-storey house along Lorong Cenderawasih was razed in the 8pm fire.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) said it received three emergency calls through MERS 999.

Twenty four firefighters from Petra Jaya and Padungan stations were rushed to the scene, together with their Prime Mover Water Tanker and EMRS team.

Firefighters successfully controlled the fire from spreading to the houses next door by 8.30pm.

All the house occupants managed to escape without injuries.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.—DayakDaily