SUNGAI PETANI – Three houses were damaged in a fire which broke out in Kampung Batu Dua near Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Min Terk near here last night.
Sungai Petani Fire and Rescue Station operation commander Mohd Ridzuan Nut Jamudin said the station received a distress call at 11.49 pm and firemen arrived at the scene about five minutes later.
He said the fire was believed to have started from the middle house, which was unoccupied, and then spread to the houses on its right (with two occupants) and left (four occupants).
However, he said, no one was injured in the fire and the Fire and Rescue Department was investigating the cause of the fire and losses incurred.
He said the firemen were assisted by members of the Fire Volunteer Squad from Bedong, Padang Lembu, Sungai Petani and Semeling in the fire-fighting operation. – BERNAMA