Morning Fire Destroys Nine ‘Kongsi’ In Putatan

The fire at the kongsi as seen from the road.
The fire at the kongsi as seen from the road.

KOTA KINABALU – A fire destroyed nine ‘kongsi'(workers’ quarters) of a factory at Kampung Lembising, Putatan, near here, this morning.

However, everyone was reportedly safe with none suffered injuries.

Sabah Fire and Rescue Department said that they received a distress call call on the incident around 10.55am and arrived at the scene 18 minutes later.

A team of 48 personnel and eight fire engines out the fire under control about 11.47am but the cleaning up works at the 0.4-ha area was still underway, it said in a statement Thursday.