Shoes shop destroyed in morning fire

Firemen make sure the fire is completely put out.

MIRI: A shop selling shoes and clothes at Jalan Setia Raja here was completely destroyed in a fire around 12.20am yesterday. No casualties were reported.

Head of Fire and Rescue station (Zone 6) Supt Law Poh Kiong said seven personnel from Miri Fire and Rescue station rushed to the scene about 2km away after they received a distress call at 12.24am.

When they arrived at 12.27am, they found that the ground floor of the shop had already been consumed by fire.

They, however, immediately made a fire break to prevent the fire from spreading to the upper floor and other shops in the vicinity.

“The operation ended at 1.19am,” Law said.

The cause of the fire and total loss incurred are being investigated.