Fire razes house in Kuching, firefighters save second house from similar fate

Firefighters putting out flames at the scene.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Sept 22: A raging fire completely destroyed a house at Jalan Pisang Barat this afternoon, but firefighters managed to stop the flames from consuming a house next to the first house.

According to a statement from the state Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre, the alert was received at 4.35pm and a team was immediately despatched to the scene. had been sent to the scene.

Upon arrival, the firefighters discovered the fire had spread to the second house and they launched a ‘fire break’ to stop the fire from causing more damage.

The operation was successful and they managed to put out the fire, with the second house only suffering about 10 per cent damage.

Bomba officially ended the operation at 6.52pm. As of press time, the cause of the fire is still being investigated. — DayakDaily