Fire hits houses in Karet Tengsin
A fire broke out
in a densely populated neighborhood in Karet Tengsing, Central
Jakarta on Monday evening after the breaking of the fast, but
there was no immediate report on casualties or the number of houses affected.
“We received the
call around three hours ago, and we immediately sent fire engines to the
location,” Jakarta Fire Agency head, Paimin Napitupulu, told The Jakarta Post Digital.
He said by the
time the fire trucks arrived, residents had begun to try to put out the fire
but to no avail, given that the area lacked water hydrants.
“We tried to get
water from the Krukut and Mati rivers,” said Paimin.
As of 10 p.m.,
the fire had yet to be fully extinguished, but Paimin said they had
successfully prevented the fire from spreading.
“We have put out
around 80 percent of the fire,” he said, adding that the fire agency had deployed
more than 30 fire engines. (iwa)
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