Midnight fire destroys longhouse in Long Balau, 20 families homeless

The fire at its height at Rumah Balau Tatau in Long Balau, Miri.

MIRI, Oct 4: At least 20 families were left homeless after their longhouse, Rumah Balau  here, was razed in a fire at about 12 midnight.

The journey to Long Balau, under the jurisdiction of the Bario sub-district office, takes about nine hours via timber road.

Firefighters from Marudi Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) are still on their way to the scene as of press time.

More details to follow.