KOTA KINABALU – Fire razed two houses at Kampung Kinarasan Darat, Kudat early today, which claimed the life of a 56-year-old man.
Kudat Fire and Rescue chief Mohiddin Abdul Majid said the body of the victim identified as Mulangsong, was found in one of the houses.
“We received a distress call at 4.41am; eight personnel in one fire truck arrived at the location at 6.08am and managed to control the blaze after 12 minutes.
“Initially, the fire truck had some difficulty in reaching the area situated about 45 kilometres from Kudat, as the road was narrow and unsealed,” he told Bernama when contacted.
He said the fire which also left three families homeless was completely doused at 6.58am. The cause and estimated losses were being investigated. – BERNAMA