Portion of Hulu T'ganu secondary school gutted by blaze

Zarina Abdullah

HULU TERENGGANU: A cooperative room of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Menerong here was destroyed in a fire last night.

Kuala Berang Fire and Rescue station chief Mohd Zamri Omar said the station received a distress call on the incident at 9.11pm.

Zamri said 10 firemen in two engines from the Kuala Berang and the Wakaf Tapai stations were deployed to the scene.

"Our men arrived about 20 minutes later and found the room was nearly 80 per cent gutted," he said.

Zamri said the team took about five minutes to control the fire, preventing it from spreading to other parts of the school.

No one was reported injured in the incident.

He said a forensic team is at the scene today and carrying out an inspection to pinpoint the cause of the fire.

Zamri said the team has yet to determine total losses from the incident