SANDAKAN – A pre-dawn fire today destroyed the building which housed the Fong Meng Supermarket at Batu 8 Jalan Labuk here.
Sandakan Fire and Rescue Station chief Mohd Razali Awang Ahmad said the fire, which started at 4.20am, was brought under control at 5.45am and extinguished at 12.48pm.
The 27 firefighters who rushed to the scene in five trucks faced some difficulty in putting out the blaze as the water pressure in the area was low.
Mohd Razali said the cause of the fire and the damage had yet to be ascertained. – BERNAMA