Heard fire engine siren at home around 7pm. Didn’t bother much about it. Not long after that, we went out for Kueh Chap at Bintawa. Bintawa is one of the oldest industrial areas in Kuching housing major factories, mills, warehouses and offices.
Left: When we almost reached the boat roundabout at Bintawa, we saw fire engulfing the box carton factory, the one just next to the police station. -.-” The fire was huge, the whole building were on fire, from front to back, everything! We stopped for a while to have a look and I asked my bro to take pictures with his phone. I regretted that I didn’t bring my camera along! I would have clearer and better photos and videos to share.
Right: We went back there after dinner, went back to the scene and noticed the fire was spreading and the wind wasn’t helping. When we reached there, TC Motors’ (one building next to it) staffs were busy moving their trucks out of their compound but I doubt they could move all of them out because the trucks were huge and the road was small with a fire engine parked just few yards from its exit. The manager was busy salvaging the office’s documents.
Too bad, the back of the office and store of a coffee powder manufacturer caught fire too. The fire was getting bigger and bigger. TC Motor was at risk too. They were so near to each other, practically no fire breaker.
Decided not to stay there too long because the fire won’t be out any sooner. We left and saw many buildings’ owners of that area all rushed to the scene but couldn’t do anything. Even those located quite a distant from the fire scene also rushed to their premises to check on the condition whether they were at risk or not.
At the time I’m posting this, I don’t think the fire is out, it should be still raging. If not mistaken, I saw 4 or 5 fire engines.