Fire consumes workers’ quarters in Melugu estate

The charred remains of the workers’ quarters after a fire in Melugu estate at Jalan Melugu Hilir, Sri Aman.

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SRI AMAN, Sept 16: A mid-morning fire razed a five-unit workers’ quarters in Melugu estate at Jalan Melugu Hilir, leaving three Indonesian workers with only the clothes on their back.

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre in a statement said 10 firefighters led by Sri Aman fire station chief PPgB William Baheng rushed to the scene upon receiving the alert at 9.42am today.

The fire destroyed the 100 x 40 feet non-permanent structure which served as the workers’ quarters.

Firefighters managed to put the blaze out with open water sources from a nearby drain.

Of the five units, only one was occupied by three workers.

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated. — DayakDaily