Jakarta Logs 3 Fire Incidents in One Day
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A series of fires occurred in several areas in Jakarta from Tuesday until the early hours of Wednesday. The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) confirmed three fire cases in residential areas in East Jakarta, South Jakarta, and West Jakarta.
The agency said on its social media account X (formerly Twitter) @BPBDJakarta that a fire hit houses in Pulo Gebang, Cakung, East Jakarta, at 7:07 p.m. local time on Tuesday. The blaze was extinguished at 7:47 p.m. with the help of nine fire trucks.
The previous case occurred in Pondok Labu, Cilandak, South Jakarta. It was successfully put out at 6:55 p.m. by 17 fire trucks.
In the early hours of Wednesday, a fire was also reported in South Bambu, Palmerah, West Jakarta, at around 02:20 a.m.
Firefighters deployed 17 fire trucks assisted by BPBD, electricity firm PLN, the Indonesian Red Cross, Emergency Ambulance, Transportation Agency, Public Order Agency (Satpol PP), Disaster Response Team (Tagana), the sectoral police, and regional military command (Koramil).
There have been no reports of casualties or material losses due to the fires.
Earlier, the Jakarta BPBD stated that nearly 90 percent of fire incidents in the capital city were caused by short circuits. The Jakarta Fire Department recorded at least 1,000 fire cases in the city from January to September 2023.
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