Breaking News: Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town

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Vehicle Fire Sparks Rapid Blaze on Jalan Ewe Hai

Breaking News Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town
Breaking News Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town

A parked vehicle unexpectedly caught fire on Jalan Ewe Hai in Kuching’s historic district at approximately 1:40 pm today. Eyewitnesses noted that the fire quickly spread due to flammable materials and strong winds, engulfing adjacent shophouses in a matter of minutes.

Swift Response from Firefighters

Firefighters from Padungan, Tabuan Jaya, and Batu Lintang stations swiftly responded to the emergency. Their courageous efforts successfully brought the blaze under control, and they are currently engaged in thorough work to fully extinguish any remaining flames.

Four Shophouses Succumb to the Flames

Breaking News Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town
Breaking News Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town

Tragically, as of the latest update, four shophouses have been destroyed by the fire. Thankfully, the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) reports no injuries, indicating a commendable response in ensuring the safety of residents and businesses in the area.

Investigations Uncover Cause and Damage Assessment

Breaking News Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town
Breaking News Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town

Ongoing investigations by authorities aim to determine the exact cause of the fire and assess the extent of damages incurred. The affected area remains restricted as investigators meticulously work through the scene, prioritizing public safety and a thorough understanding of the incident.

Community Support and Updates

Breaking News Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town
Breaking News Fire Devastates Shophouses in Kuching Old Town

In these challenging times, our thoughts go out to the residents and businesses impacted by this unfortunate event. We will continue to provide timely updates as more information becomes available, ensuring the community stays informed about the situation.

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