Fire razes workers’ quarters, houses in Lahad Datu

LAHAD DATU: Two blocks of ‘rumah kongsi’ (workers’ quarters) as well as four other houses in Kampung Teck Guan, Jalan Silam near here, were destroyed in a fire last night.

Lahad Datu Fire and Rescue Station’s operations head Abu Bakar Taraji said they received an emergency call at 8.27 pm and immediately rushed to the scene.

“A total of four fire engines and two utility vehicles as well as 31 firefighters were deployed to the site, including a team from the Kunak Fire and Rescue Station for firefighting operations,” he said in a statement here today.

He said the fire was brought under control at 10.35 pm and no injuries were reported while the cause of the incident was still under investigation.