KUCHING: An abandoned Health Department building at Jalan Datuk Marican Saleh here caugh fire today.

Eight firefighters from Tabuan Jaya Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) led by senior fire officer Chaplin Wan rushed to the scene after receiving a call at around 6.10pm.

Bomba putting out the fire.

Bomba operation commander Assistant Fire Superintendent Mohamad Helmi Ismail said the fire destroyed 60 per cent of the building.

Thirteen fireighters from Padungan Bomba led by senior fire officer Fauzi Alwi and 12 firefighters from Batu Lintang Bomba led by senior fire officer Awang Saifull also helped in the operation.

Present at the scene was Assistant Fire Superintendent Mohd Izzuan Abd Rahim.