Pre-dawn fire razes 15 houses in Kuala Perlis

FIFTEEN houses, including one that also served as a shop, were destroyed in a pre-dawn fire in Kampung Seberang Tok Pi, Kuala Perlis, today.

No casualties were reported.

Perlis Fire and Rescue Department director Mohd Fadzil Haroon said they were alerted at 2.37am and firefighters were at the scene at 2.43am.

Fadzil said the blaze, which also destroyed a fishing boat, was brought under control in an hour.

 The cause is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, in Lahad Datu, 40 people were left homeless after eight squatter houses in Kampung Durian Batu 2 went up in smoke about midnight last night.

There were no casualties.

Lahad Datu Fire Station chief Mohd Apandi Mahmood said firefighters put out the blaze at 7.30am. He said losses were being verified and the cause was under investigation. – Bernama, November 11, 2017.

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