K9 dog unit mobilised to investigate cause of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency building fire in Miri

The building had caught fire yesterday (Oct 10) evening, with no casualties reported.

MIRI, Oct 11: A K9 dog unit from Kuching is on its way to Miri to conduct forensic work to identify the cause of the fire at the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s (MMEA) building at Pulau Melayu 1, which occurred late on Tuesday evening.

According to Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Zone 6 fire investigation division head, Awangku Mohd Hazmin Awang Zainal, the K9 dog unit was mobilised early Wednesday morning from Kuching and is expected to arrive in Miri the same evening.

He stated that the actual cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Late on Tuesday evening, a fire broke out on the top floor of the eight-story building, which is still under construction, destroying 14 water tanks on the scene.

Fortunately, there were no injuries or casualties reported in the incident, which occurred around 5.37pm.

The building, a Federal government project, was scheduled for completion in December 2023. — DayakDaily