BUTTERWORTH: Six people managed to escape unharmed when a fire razed two houses here last night.

They left the premises in the nick of time before the blaze enveloped the houses in Nyior Sebatang, Sungai Dua here about 8.45pm.

Three motorcycles were damaged in the fire.

A spokesman from the Fire and Rescue department said the fire also partially destroyed a garage area in one of the houses.

Some 23 firemen arrived at the scene 15 minutes later and took about 10 minutes to put out the fire.

Firemen at the scene after fire destroyed two houses in Nyior Sebatang, Sungai Dua. Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Dept.
Six people escaped unhurt in the Nyior Sebatang, Sungai Dua fire. Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Dept.