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Cradle CEO Nazrin Hassan’s Death: Bomba Report Handed To Police

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KUALA LUMPUR- The forensic investigation report by the Fire and Rescue Department over the death of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan (pic), who was trapped in his house in Mutiara Damansara, has been handed over to the police. Bomba director-general Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said the investigation carried out jointly with the police had…

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Fire Dept Conducts Safety Checks At 115 Premises In N.Sembilan

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SEREMBAN – The Negeri Sembilan Fire and Rescue Department will be checking 115 premises in the state to be frequented by the public during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, including hotels and shopping centres. Its director Norazam Khamis said the inspection, which would be carried out through the Fire Safety Campaign in conjunction with the festive season…

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Woman, Grandson Burnt To Death In House Fire

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KUANTAN – A septuagenarian woman and her grandson were burnt to death while another family member was injured in a fire that razed four houses in Kampung Baru Cina Repas, Bentong early today. Pahang Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Mohd Sani Harun said Lay Sam Kiw, 78, and her disabled grandson, Chong Way Leong,…

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Two Families Lose Homes In Fire

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KUALA TERENGGANU – Fourteen people from two families in Kampung Losong Hj Shafie here lost their homes in a fire after a cooking gas cyclinder exploded yesterday. One of the victims, Wan Mohd Eliyas Wan Abdul Razak said the incident occurred about 9pm when he was resting in his room while his 74-year-old mother, Mahani…

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Fire Victims In Pokok Sena Receive Initial Aid

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ALOR SETAR – Six families from 10 shophouses destroyed in a fire near Sekolah Kebangsaan Wan Abdul Samad in Pokok Sena near here early this morning have received initial assistance from the Welfare Department (JKM). Kedah JKM director Azmi Abd Karim said the assistance in the form of RM200 cash, clothings, blankets and comforters were…

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Fire Razes 30 Squatter Houses In Semporna

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SEMPORNA – Fire destroyed about 30 squatter houses in Kampung Panji here last night, but no casualties were reported. Sabah Fire and Rescue Department Operations Centre in a statement said 12 firemen were rushed to the area in two trucks after being summoned at 10.48 pm and put out the blaze at 2.48 am. All…

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3 Children Die In House Fire

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SEMPORNA – A fire at a house in Kampung Pegagau near here last night resulted in the deaths of two boys and a girl, according to the Sabah Fire and Rescue Department Operations Centre. The boys were identified only as Emang, five, and Botak, three, while the girl was known only as Puangsa, five. Eleven…

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Handicapped Man fatally Fails To Escape Ipoh Fire

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IPOH – A physically handicapped man lost his life in a fire at his house at Taman Menglembu Timur here, last night. The body of Chan Kwai Wah, 57, who was lame in the leg, was found next to the back door and believed to have attempted but failed to reach safety. Pasir Puteh Fire…

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Recycling Plant At Batu Maung Razed In Fire

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GEORGE TOWN – A recycling plant near the Batu Maung Second Air cargo complex near here was razed in a fire tonight. The incident was reported at 10.30 pm and until 12.45 am personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department were still fighting to control the fire from spreading. So far no casualty has been…

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7 Masseurs Escape Unhurt After Health Centre Catches Fire

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MIRI – Seven female masseurs and their pet dog escaped unharmed after fire swept through the third floor of a health centre in Tabuan Jaya commercial centre in Kuching City. Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department in its latest report said a Bomba team rushed to the scene after receiving an alert of the incident which…

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Fire At Luxury Apartment Kills 13 In Ho Chi Minh City

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HO CHI MINH CITY – A fire broke out early Friday at a 20-storey luxury apartment building in this capital city of Vietnam, killing 13 people and injuring 14, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The Fire Police Department said the fire started just after midnight in the basement of Carina Plaza building where many cars…

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Pulau Busing’s Oil Storage Tank On Fire

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SINGAPORE – A fire broke out involving an oil storage tank at Pulau Busing, one of the island located off the southwestern coast of Singapore in the late afternoon today. In its update on Facebook, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said resources have been forward deployed to Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal, prior to boarding a…

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Students Traumatised As Fire Damages 3 Houses In Ipoh

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IPOH – A group of tertiary institution students here were traumatised when their three rented houses were damaged by fire at Persiaran Cempaka Sari 9 in Taman Cempaka here this afternoon. According to one of the victims, M. Kuhen 22, the 3.50pm blaze was believed to have occurred as a result of short circuit in…

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Fire At Boys Hostel Of Secondary School

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PENAMPANG – A fire broke out a a hotel block of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Peter Mojuntin here today while the students were getting ready for the weekly assembly at the school hall nearby. The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department, in a statement, said the incident occurred about 7.30 am and involved the upper floor…

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Victims Of 2013 Fire In Kampung Datu Lama Given New Home

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SIBU – All efforts have been made to help victims in the fire which broke out in in Kampung Datu Lama in June 2013 have been relocated to a new resettlement area, Sarawak Assistant Minister of Housing and Public Health Dr. Annuar Rapa’ee said. He urged those still unhappy about to come forward to give…

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14 Escape Fire At Boys’ Hostel In Serian

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KUCHING – Fourteen students escaped a fire today at a room of the boys’ hostel of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tebedu in Serian, about 100 km from here. The fire only affected a first-floor room occupied by the 14 students at the three-storey hostel which houses 286 students. Five firefighters from Serian and three from Bunan…

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Fire Destroys Over 20 Squatter Homes In Likas

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KOTA KINABALU – Over 20 squatter houses in Kampung Cenderamata 2, Likas near here, were destroyed in a fire early this morning. Sabah Fire and Rescue Department Operation Centre (PGO) in a statement today said three engines and 31 personnel were rushed to the scene after they were alerted of the fire at 5.24am. According…

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Workers’ Quartes Catch Fire In Bintulu, 200 Left Homeless

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BINTULU – Approximately 200 factory workers were left homeless when their quarters in Samalaju Industrial Park were gutted by fire yesterday. Officer-in-charge of the Bintulu Fire and Rescue station Mohd Meramit said the it was believed that the 6pm fire broke out at the second block of the quarters. “The quarters had two blocks with…

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Witness Claims Three Loud Explosions Before Fire Razes Homes

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PORT KLANG – One of the victims of a fire incident that destroyed 14 houses in the Bagan Hailam fishing village here, claimed to have heard three loud explosions before the flames started to engulf the houses. Loo Tien Seong, 55, said when he was with his four family members at home watching television when…

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Fire At Jalan Gasing EPF Building

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KUALA LUMPUR – A part of the six-storey Employees Provident Fund (EPF) building in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, went up in flames this afternoon. Firefighters are on hand to put out the blaze that has attracted many onlookers. Thick smoke and flames were seen in one section of the building that is located close to…

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Couple, Baby Scalded In House Fire

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KOTA KINABALU – A couple and their 11-month-old daughter were scalded in a fire which destroyed their house in Kampung Mempias, Jalan Sinua, about 80 kilometre from Keningau town last night. The victims were identified as Yesmin Jubilik, 26, who was scalded on the leg, his wife, Petronella Jems, 38, whose limbs were scalded, and…

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Sawmill Almost Destroyed In Fire

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KENINGAU – A sawmill which had been operating for the past 20 years was almost destroyed in a fire, here last night. According to a statement from the Sabah branch of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Penampang, the Kota Kinabalu and Lintas fire and rescue departments were deployed to the scene shortly after…

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No Malaysians Affected In South Korean Hospital Blaze

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KUALA LUMPUR – No Malaysians were affected by the fire at a South Korean hospital that killed at least 37 people, according to the Foreign Ministry. In a statement today, the ministry said this was based on information received from local authorities through the Malaysian embassy in Seoul. “No Malaysians were reported to be involved…

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Four Vehicles At Senior Customs Officer’s House Set On Fire

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PUTRAJAYA – Four vehicles belonging to a senior Customs officer and his family members which were parked in front of their house at the government quarters at Precinct 11 here were believed to have been set on fire early today. The incident, which occurred about 3.30 am, also affected the front portion of the house…

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Unemployed Angered Over Not Getting Money, Sets House On Fire

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KUANTAN – A jobless man burns down his family house in Jengka 11, Maran after his mother refused to give him money yesterday. Maran police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman said the 37-year-old suspect was believed to have carried out the act at 2pm and it was learnt he had been making the threat in…

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Fire Destroys 30 Shops, Mosque In Kinabatangan

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KINABATANGAN – A fire destroyed a row of 30 shops and a mosque in Kampung Paris 3 near here early today. No one was injured in the blaze, the cause of which and damage have yet to be ascertained. Kinabatangan Fire and Rescue Station chief Nurul Azlan Jalalludin said the station was notified of the…

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RM5.2 Bln In Losses From Fire Incidents In 2017

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PUTRAJAYA – Losses including destruction to property in fire incidents rose by 81.8 per cent to RM5.2 billion last year from RM2.87 billion in 2016. Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director-general, Datuk Seri Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim said although the number of emergency calls received was down by 6.12 per cent from the figure in…

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All Housing Areas Should Have Community Fire Brigades

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KUANTAN – All housing areas particularly those in towns should establish community fire brigades to help minimise the loss of life and property in the event of fires. The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmah Shah said members of neighbourhood watch groups (rukun tetangga) in housing areas should undergo basic fire safety training by…

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Three Houses Destroyed By Fire In Kuantan

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KUANTAN – Three houses were destroyed in a fire in Perkampungan Sungai Isap 2 here, today. “A short circuit might have been the cause of the 4.30pm blaze,” said Pahang Fire and Rescue Department operations division chief, Ashrul Riezal Asbar. A fire victim Wan Nor Azlina Wan Hamid, 54, said when the fire broke out…

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Man Dies Smoke Inhalation During House Fire

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SHAH ALAM – A 58-year-old man died in a fire that started at the altar of a double-storey house in Taman Sentosa, Klang, today, according to the Fire and Rescue Service. Sang Lai Wah is believed to have died of smoke inhalation during the fire at about 7.30 am, said Seri Andalas Fire and Rescue…

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