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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Approximately 400 semi-permanent houses in a densely populated area at RT 001 RW 003 Jalan Kapuk Utara 2, Kapuk Muara, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, were burned down. There were no casualties in the fire incident.
The Head of the North Jakarta Fire Extinguishing Operation Section, Abdul Wahid, stated that the fire that broke out in 400 houses has affected around 200 families or 1,109 residents.
“Based on data collection, there were 1,109 residents affected by the fires. There were no reports of fatalities. However, the ambulance stand by,” Abdul said, Sunday (30/7/2023) evening.
Abdul continued, the temporary suspicion is that the fire was caused by an electric water heater from the electricity next to the Nurul Huda Mosque in RT 001 RW 003. The suspected electric short circuit hit a warehouse.
Firefighters, according to Abdul, are still on site at around 9:00 PM to carry out cooling processes, especially around the warehouse that stores flammable chemicals.
Until 18.00-19.00 there are still a number of burning spots causing thick black smoke. The electricity in Kapuk Muara 2 Street is still out.
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Thick smoke around the fire location reduces visibility and causes eye irritation