Fire razes about 60 percent of the house.

ASAJAYA: Ten family members managed to escape a fiery death when their single-storey house at Kampung Jemukan Laut here was razed by fire on Friday night.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre (PGO), fire fighters from Asajaya fire station were despatched to the scene after receiving a distress call around 8.20pm pertaining to the incident.

“The fire destroyed 60 percent of the house. Ten occupants of the house – eight males and two females – safely exited the house,” it said in a statement.

There were no casualties and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Communications to the area is difficult because there is no government integrated radio network (GIRN) coverage.