Afternoon fire leaves family homeless

Two Bomba personnel putting out the fire as others look on.

MUKAH: A wooden house in Kampung Tellian Daya (Tellian Ulu) here was destroyed in a fire yesterday afternoon.

However, all the occupants, including four children were safe.

According to sources from Mukah Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), a distress call was received at 3.35pm from the public.

A fire rescue team (FRT) comprising six personnel led by PBK II Azman Hanapis was dispatched to the scene.

One four-wheeled drive vehicle (Hilux) with three personnel also accompanied them.

The house measuring 20×50 feet was situated at the bank of Sungai Tellian.

Being a riverine settlement, firemen used water from the river to put out the fire. They managed to control it from spreading but it was too late to save the entire wooden building.

It is learned that the victims are currently staying at their neighbour’s house nearby.