26 FAMILIES FROM THREE LONGHOUSES IN KANOWIT RENDERED HOMELESS IN FIRE
Bernama - Monday, September 29
KANOWIT, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- Twenty-six families from three longhouses built closely together in Ranan, about 15 minutes drive from here, were rendered homeless in a fire last night.
Douglas Graji, the officer-in-charge of the Fire and Rescue Department here, said the longhouses were Rh.Akat with 10 family units, Rh.Jipon with eight and Rh.Kudi with 13, of which five units were saved.
He said 18 firemen were sent to the scene after receiving a call 8.24pm and took about 35 minutes to bring the fire under control.
The fire was believed to have started from a room on the first floor of Rh.Akat., he told Bernama today.
The cause of the fire and losses have yet to be ascertained.