Night fire destroys 10 religious school huts in Pasir Putih

Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

PASIR PUTIH: A fire broke out at Madrasah Ilmiah Sri Permai, a religious school near Permatang Sungkai here last night destroying 10 residential huts in the area.

No casualty was reported in the 9.43pm incident.

Pasir Putih Fire and Rescue Department operation officer Abdullah Yaakob said eight firemen were rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call from the school.

"Eight of the huts were already engulfed in flame while two others were almost destroyed when we arrived there six minutes later.

"The team took more than 30 minutes to control the fire from spreading to other huts nearby," he said.

Abdullah said the department has yet to determine the losses and cause of the fire.