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Fire destroys house in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN: A house in Tanjung Tokong was completely destroyed in a fire last night.

It is learnt that the occupant of the house was not at home during the incident.

A spokesman from the Bagan Jermal Fire and Rescue department said upon receiving a distress call at 8.06pm, a total of 22 firemen and three fire engines from Bagan Jermal, Jalan Perak and Paya Terubong were dispatched to the scene.

The firemen managed to put off the fire before spreading to neighbouring houses said the spokesman.

He added the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and no injuries were reported.

-NST

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