Fire destroys 56 houses in Tawau
Published on: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
By: Lagatah Toyos
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TAWAU: Another settlement in Sabah was razed Monday morning – this time involving some 56 houses in Kampung Titingan, here (pic).

Tawau Zone Fire and Rescue Station Chief Sukur Hatta said 52 personnel and five engines were rushed to the scene after they received an emergency call at 9.33am that a fire had broke out at Blocks 9, 10 and 11.

“When the firefighters arrived, the fire was still raging and was brought under control by 10.55am.

“The fire brigade had difficulties getting water supply and had to use drain water as the fire hydrant was about 800 metres away,” he told reporters when met at the scene. 

According to initial reports, there were no casualties while the cause of the fire and loses incurred are being investigated.

The fire was put down with the help of the police, Rela and Civil Defence Force (APM) personnel, as well as villagers.

A week ago, the village was hit by storm, damaging the houses of 38 families. 

In April this year, some 30 squatter houses in Kg Sundang Laut, Batu Sapi, Sandalan were also destroyed in a fire. 


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