Fire engulfs forest near Lambak Kanan housing area

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FIREFIGHTERS from the Lambak Kanan and Berakas fire stations doused a blaze that engulfed more than a hectare of bush and forest in the Lambak Kanan area yesterday afternoon.

The forested area, behind the Bangunan Pg Hj Damit Complex in Lambak Kanan B came dangerously close to the building by the afternoon. It was also near the Lambak Kanan B housing residence.

The three teams comprising 15 firefighters were deployed to the affected area after receiving an emergency call around 2pm. The men quickly controlled the blaze, hosing down the fire successfully by 4pm.

No loss of life or property was reported during the incident, according to an official from the Fire and Rescue Department.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Brunei Times