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Jakarta Post

Fire razes eight houses in East Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 17, 2018   /   05:16 pm
Fire razes eight houses in East Jakarta Firefighters carry out a simulation of a fire incident in this file photo. (Antara/Siswowidodo)

A major fire decimated eight houses in a housing complex belonging to the National Police in Ciracas, East Jakarta, on Sunday morning.

"The fire occurred at around 3:30 a.m.," Gatot Sulaiman, an official at the East Jakarta fire and rescue agency, said as quoted by on Sunday.

The agency deployed 45 personnel and 11 fire trucks to extinguish the raging fire. "The narrow access to the scene made it difficult," Gatot said.

They successfully extinguished the fire at around 6:45 a.m. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. 

No lives were lost in the incident. (rfa/ahw)