Woman suffers burn in early morning blaze

Firemen from Petra Jaya douse the fire which damaged a terrace house in Taman Malihah 2, Jalan Matang.

KUCHING: A woman in her 40s suffered burn on her hand in an early morning fire which razed a house in Taman Malihah 2, Jalan Matang here.

A spokesperson from Sarawak Fire Department operations centre said firemen from Petra Jaya station were despatched to the scene after receiving a distress call around 3.20am.

The team managed to put out the flames which damaged the double-storey terrace house.

It was reported that two families occupying the house, managed to get out to safety during the incident.

However, one of them sustained burns during her escape and she received early treatment from the emergency medical rescue service (EMRS) unit before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.

The cause of the fire and losses incurred are yet to be ascertained.