SEMPORNA – Quick action by firemen in controlling a conflagration in Kampung Panji Lohok here this afternon helped save some 300 houses at the water village from going up in smoke.
Semporna Fire and Rescue head Fazizul Hizam Borhan, however, said seven houses could not be saved in the 5pm incident.
“Even though the narrow bridge leading to the village posed some difficulty, we brought the situation under control by 6.11pm using sea water,” he told reporters at the scene.
He said firemen also had help from villagers and police.
The cause of the fire is stil under investigation. – BERNAMA