There are just too many cases of fire in Tawau. Fire does not involve illegal squatters but factory, shops and even exclusive club. One just wonders if people in Tawau ever learn their lesson.
Wake up folks in Tawau before it is too late.
110 made homeless in Tawau
Tawau. 17 February, 2004
Some 110 people lost their homes after fire destroyed 20 units of workers’ quarters and a neighbouring house, here, Sunday night. District Fire and Rescue Department Operations Chief, Johnny Oyong, said the blaze occurred at Mile 4 1/2, Jalan Apas.
Firemen managed to bring the flames under control at 11.10pm and put the fire out completely at 4.22am.
Man dies in Tawau blaze
11 November, 2003
A 50-year-old who lived alone in a wooden house was killed when his dwelling in Kampung Pukat, Tanjung Batu Laut, was gutted by fire Sunday night. However, firemen managed to save several other houses, which were situated close to each other in the village.
Houses in Tawau razed
18 October, 2003
Five wooden houses in Kampung Jawa, Jalan Sentosa, here were razed by fire on Friday.
It was learnt that the fire originated from the roof of one of the houses and spread quickly to the others.
Tawau coffeeshop destroyed by fire
09 October, 2003
A coffeeshop was partially destroyed by fire, believed to have been sparked by leaking cooking gas. The fire broke out at 8.45am inside the Chang Hang Coffee Shop, located at Mile 2, Jalan Sin Onn.
Tawau fire leaves 100 families homeless
03 October, 2003
About 100 families at a squatter settlement in Tawau Lama here were made homeless when fire flattened 50 houses on Thursday night.
Tawau Yacht Club goes up in flame
16 August, 2003
100 made homeless in Tawau fire
10 April, 2003
A block of eight ‘kongsi’ houses belonging to Public Works Department (PWD) workers and six squatter houses were destroyed in a fire here early Wednesday.
Over 100 people were left homeless by the fire, said to have started from one of the squatter houses shortly after 8am. However, no loss of life was reported.
Two factories destroyed in Tawau blaze
19 January, 2003
A late afternoon fire destroyed a building housing two factories causing an estimated RM1.3 million loss at the Sedco industrial area, Mile 3, Jalan Apas, here Saturday.
Two fire engines with more than 10 personnel from the District Fire and Rescue Services Department were dispatched to the scene after receiving a distress call at 3.30pm but they could only prevent the fire from spreading to nearby factories.