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Three vehicles ablaze in separate incidents
Published on: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A Honda Spectra was destroyed after it caught fire in front of the Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Donggongon, here, on Saturday.

It was one of the vehicles that were lost to fires in separate incidents within 24 hours.

Lintas Fire and Rescue Station rushed to the scene, 12km away, with two fire engines and five firefighters led by operations officer Jamikah Ismail.

According to the operations officer, the car was already destroyed by the time the team arrived at the scene.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

In Teluk Sepanggar car and a boat were destroyed after a car workshop, here, caught fire on Saturday.

District Fire and Rescue station received a distress call at 2.43pm and rushed six fire engines with 18 firefighters led by operations officer Zainuddin Saidi to the scene, 30km away.

According to the operations chief, when the team arrived at the scene, they had found a destroyed car and a boat.

A support team from Jalan Lintas Fire and Rescue station had also assisted in the operation.

The fire was put under control at 3.45pm and no casualties were reported.

In the third incident, a Toyota Land Cruiser was destroyed when a house in Taman Mesra caught fire on Friday.

It was learned that its owner, Liew, 68, had gone to the bank with his wife at around 9pm.

When he returned home at around 10pm, he saw a lot of smoke coming out of his vehicle.

Liew took a few steps back from the vehicle as precaution and moments later heard an explosion as the car, which he bought three and a half years ago, caught fire.

Fire and Rescue Department received a distress call at 10.17pm and rushed a team of 11 firefighters led by operations officer Abdu Majid Damang with two fire engines to the scene.

According to the operations chief, the team managed to extinguish the fire before it spread to the house and the car was burned for 85 per cent.

The operation ended at 10.34pm and police were at the scene. - Jegathisan Sivanesan

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