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The cause of a fire that gutted a two-storey house in Kampung Sinarubai in the Brunei Muara District yesterday as well as the extent of property loss is still under investigation. The incident occurred around 6.40 in the morning and damaged the upper part of the house owned by Pengiran Mohammad Ayup bin Pengiran Haji Mohammad Yasin.

The Fire and Rescue Department received an emergency call at 7.16 in the morning. 2 fire engines from the Bandar Seri Begawan Fire Station and 10 personnel were rushed to the scene, and managed to control the fire in 12 minutes. According to the house owner, the fire might be caused by the Air cooler system in one of the rooms at the second floor.