More Than 500 People Left Homeless After Massive Fire Guts An Entire Village

There have been no reports of any casualties after the fire was brought under control at about 5.20am before being completely put off at 8am.

About 150 houses were razed to the ground in a early morning fire at Kampung Pangkalan here

A village in Kunak in Sabah was gutted in fire Sunday morning

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More than 1,500 people were left homeless after a fire razed 150 wooden stilt houses and shops at Kg Pangkalan - the same village where authorities earlier this week launched an operation against illegal immigrants and suspected terrorists.

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The fire started at around 1.40am, and in the same village which was the centre of a major security Ops a week ago to detain six suspected Sulu terrorists

A Fire and Rescue Services Department spokesman said on Sunday that 100 wooden houses and some 50 shops in the tightly knitted settlement were destroyed in the fire that began at two houses at around 1.40am. The Fire and Rescue Services Department said a team of firemen from the district’s fire station responded after receiving a distress call from the public.

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There have been no reports of any casualties after the fire was brought under control at about 5.20am before being completely put off at 8am

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Kunak firemen were assisted by their counterparts from Tawau as well as civil defence personnel and Rela members. The Kunak district office is providing immediate assistance to the victims.

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The fire is believed to have been triggered by a short circuit at one of the wooden stilt houses

The 1.30am fire swept through the Kg Pangkalan settlement of mainly Bajau-Suluk communities here, leaving about 500 people from 89 local families homeless. The Kunak district office is providing immediate assistance to the victims.

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It was earlier reported that more than 1,500 people were left homeless after a fire razed 150 wooden stilt houses in the village which was the centre of a major security operations a week ago to detain six suspected Sulu terrorists.

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