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Over 20 people homeless in Kinarut fire

Published on: Sunday, June 22, 2014

Papar: More than 20 people from three families were made homeless when their wooden quarters were destroyed in a fire at Kg Mook, Jalan Lama, in Kinarut, Saturday. The victims, mostly workers of a poultry farm nearby, lost most of their belongings in the 7am fire.

The Fire and Rescue station here received a distress call at 7.11am and dispatched four firefighters and a fire engine to the scene.

Its operations chief, Asrin Ag Piut, said they managed to bring the fire under control at 7.45am and ended the operation at 9.34am.

"Based on our initial investigation, the fire started from the middle unit of the five-door quarters.

However, we are still investigating the cause of the fire and losses. "Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident," he said Saturday.