Obstructed windows hinder firefighters’ efforts at Kota Samarahan

Firefighters check the premises to ensure the fire is extinguished.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, July 20: Two shoplots in a building at Desa Ilmu, Kota Samarahan were damaged by fire last night.

The state Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) was alerted to the situation at 7.42pm and deployed a team to the scene.

According to a statement from the state Bomba operations centre, the fire started on the second floor of the building.

Firefighters encountered difficulties when putting out the fire as the windows of the shoplots were obstructed by items stored there. They later managed to crack open one of the windows to allow ventilation and subsequently extinguished the fire.

The Bomba team ended the operation at 10.31pm after making sure the fire had been put out completely. — DayakDaily