Sat, 02 Dec 2000

Most fires caused by short circuits

TANGERANG (JP): Tangerang Fire Department chief H.E. Bachrudin disclosed on Thursday that Jatiuwung and Batuceper were the most fire-prone areas among the four districts in the municipality.

From April to November this year, the two districts recorded at least 60 fires, with one resident killed.

Most of the fires were caused by short circuits, Bachrudin said, adding that his office had seven fire engines and 30 firefighters. (41/lup)