Vigorous fire gutted seven houses on Jalan Kebon Nanas Selatan 2, RT 01/05, Cipinang Cempedak Urban Village, Jatinegara Sub-District, East Jakarta, Thursday (10/9), around 4.45 AM. There is no casualty reported in the incident, but the fire injured three residents and destroyed two cars and a motorcycle at the scene.
" The fire broke out around 4.45 AM from Mr. Rudianto’s house. It burned seven houses, including a two-story building used as a boarding house with 20 rooms"
“The fire broke out around 4.45 AM from Mr. Rudianto’s house. It burned seven houses, including a two-story building used as a boarding house with 20 rooms,” disclosed Chief of RW 05 Cipinang Cempedak, Heriyanto (50).
Meanwhile, Thalia a.k.a. Aling (23), said that when the fire happened she was sleeping. She woke up when heard her father, Rudianto (54), yelled there was fire. When she got out of the room, the fire had burned the living room. Even so, they desperately broke through the flames in the house to save their lives. As a result, she, her father, and her brother Hans a.k.a. Koko (21) suffer burns.
Aling suffers serious burns in her legs, hands, and body, while Rudianto suffers burns on his left arm and Hans got burns on his feet and hands. By the locals, Aling and Koko were immediately rushed to Budi Asih Hospital.
“We were sleeping at that time, and I heard my father yelled fire. He woke up because he smelled burnt. It turned out the fire had burned the living room and we had been surrounded (by fire),” she told.
As many as 21 fire trucks were deployed to extinguish the flames at the scene and the firemen finally managed to control the fire at 6 AM. Besides causing three people injured, fire also caused loss for as much as Rp 1.350 billion.
“Temporary allegation, the fire was triggered by electricity short-circuit in Mr. Rudianto’s house,” stated Head of Operational Division for East Jakarta Fire and Disaster Handling Sub-Department, Moelyanto.