Two houses at the Kampung Saba Tengah in Kampong Ayer were gutted in a fire last night. Another house nearby sustained damages. However no casualties have been reported in the incident.
The Fire and Rescue Department's Operation Centre received the emergency call at 9.03 in the evening. 3 Fire and Rescue boats, a fire engine and 27 personnel from the Sungai Lampai, Sungai Kebun and Pelancaran fire stations were deployed to the scene. Volunteers were also involved in putting out the fire. The fire was contained in 26 minutes.
Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs and Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports were also at the scene. Meanwhile the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports said that its ministry has taken appropriate actions.
Source: Radio Television Brunei