Fire victims receive prompt help from assemblyman

Hazland Abang Hipni

KUCHING: The victims of a recent fire in Kampung Tabuan Melayu have received help from Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni.

“Demak Laut constituency service centre has provided initial assistance in the form of basic food to the victims.

“In the meantime, we will assess the damage to their house. Home repair assistance will be given as soon as possible,” he said when asked to comment on the fire that destroyed their house last Thursday.

The contributions were presented by a representative from the service centre to the four affected household heads.

On Thursday, a wooden house at Kampung Tabuan Melayu was almost completely destroyed in a fire around 8.20am.

The Fire and Rescue Department said two motorcycles that were parked outside the house were totally destroyed.

Four occupants of the house that time — two men and two women — managed to escape to safety.

The fire department said the two houses on the left and right side of the burning house were partially affected.

Firefighters finally had the fire under control at 8.46am. They ended their operation at 9.20am.