Firemen return money, gold ring kept in can after inferno

The intense fire engulfing the double-storey house.

MIRI: Firemen found cash amounting RM1,100 and a gold ring while putting out the flames at a double-storey house at Kampung Pulau Melayu in Miri on Monday (Oct 11) morning.

The fire, which broke out around 8.13am, made 15 people from a family homeless.

According to the operations commander Mohamad Hamdani Madon, the firemen gave the money and jewellery back to the owner.

“The money and the jewellery were found kept inside a can among the debris after the fire destroyed the house,” said Mohamad Hamdani when contacted today.

Ninety percent of the house was razed by the fire. The gold ring was said to be a Mother’s Day gift, given by one of the owner’s children to her recently.

Fortunately, no injury or casualty were reported in the incident as the family members managed to flee from the house when the fire broke out.

Two fire engines and 17 firemen from the Lopeng Fire station and the Miri Central Fire station were deployed to the scene upon receiving an alert on the fire at 8.13am.

The blaze was brought under control at 10.23am and the cause of the fire is being investigated.