Remote Penan village in Baram devastated by fire

The blaze consuming the village.

By Tedong Rantayy

MIRI, March 7: A Penan village in Long Kerangan, Baram, was devastated by a fire on Wednesday (March 6), resulting in the destruction of multiple homes and structures.

No injuries were reported during the incident.


The actual time the fire started is not yet known.

According to a report by Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba Zone 6), a team of firefighters from Marudi fire station are on their way to the scene today (March 7), to assess the situation.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by local authorities.

Long Kerangan is located deep in the hinterland of Baram and surrounded by jungle.

The settlement is inhabited by around 120 people.

It is accessible only by a logging track from Long Lama settlement 80km away.

A journey from Miri to Long Kerangan typically takes five to six hours; three hours by road from Miri to Long Lama and another three hours on the logging track. — DayakDaily