From the month of January to April this year, the Fire and Rescue Department, Ministry of Home Affairs received 30 calls related to house fires nationwide. In a press release issued by the Fire and Rescue Department, reports on the house fires involved losses estimated at $1,160,930.
According to the Fire and Rescue Department, among the main causes of house fire include electronics; bushfires; unattended cooking and leaked or loose LPG hose. In this regard, the department advised members of the public not to leave their cooking unattended and inspect their kitchen components; not to do open burning; avoid electrical overload; ensure electrical wiring are in good condition and equip the home with fire extinguishers.
Source: Radio Television Brunei