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SIBU: A timber factory was razed down by fire about 2am.

The fire at Singlef Timber Sdn Bhd located near Jalan Sungai Bidut here, affected four blocks, an office building and workers’ hostel.

State fire and rescue director Nor Hisham said three fire engines and 29 firefighters from three stations, included Sibu, Bintangor and Sungai Merah dispatched to the scene after receiving a distress call.

“Our men took about two hours to control the fire, using water supply from a river nearby. Besides, it is a timber factory where the fire spread around easily, destroying about 70 percent,” Nor Hisham said.

He said no victims reported while total loss and cause of fire still under investigation.

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