Gawai celebration marred as massive fire ravages 43-door Rh Ugop Umpin in Bintulu

A collage of photos showing residents attempting to put out the fire that ravaged Rumah Ugop Umpin in Bintulu on June 2, 2024.

By DayakDaily Team

BINTULU, June 2: A massive fire ravaged 43-door Rumah Ugop Umpin in Kampung Binyu along Jalan Sebauh after midnight today, amidst the beginning of the Gawai Dayak celebration.

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak responded to the emergency at 12.41am and a team of firefighters was mobilised to the scene, located approximately 142km away.

A collage of photos showing the aftermath of the fire at Rumah Ugop Umpin, Bintulu on June 2, 2024.

Access to the remote longhouse is limited to 4WD vehicles via plantation roads, with the journey estimated to take three hours.

Initial footage shared revealed severe devastation, with the longhouse interior completely consumed by flames.

This remains a developing story, pending updates from Bomba Sarawak. — DayakDaily