A fire breaks out in an apartment complex under construction in Tabuan Dayak


Thick smoke is visible at the top of one of the towers. — Image by Shimon on

KUCHING (November 21): A fire broke out this morning at an apartment complex under construction in Tabuan Dayak.

Thick smoke billowed from the top floor of the building, alarming residents.

A spokesperson for the fire and rescue service’s operations center said a report of the incident was received at 10:33 a.m.

Firefighters from Tabuan Jaya and Batu Lintang fire stations were dispatched to the scene.

“The fire started in a pump room on the 12th floor of the apartment complex, an estimated size of 40 square feet by 40 square feet, which was 100% destroyed.

“Materials found in the room were paint and wooden pallets,” the spokesperson said in a statement this afternoon.

Firefighters are seen climbing the stairs to put out the fire. – Picture bomb

The spokesperson said firefighters had to climb the stairs of the apartment to reach the room and put out the fire using 12 rolls of hose, a separating cylinder head and two nozzles, with water from their water cistern and mechanical pumps.

At 11.15 a.m. the situation was under control and the operation ended at 12.55 p.m.

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