Another fire accident occurred, this time, the red rooster went berserk in the employee housing of PT PSG Parit 10 Air Tawar Village, Kateman sub-district, on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at around 06:00 WIB.
The incident began, when the witness on behalf of Nurhidayat (24) was in the bathroom, he saw a fire growing above the ceiling of the next square, which at that time was empty and there were no residents.
The witness tried to find water to try to extinguish it, but due to the strong wind, the fire quickly grew out of control.
Then the witness asked the neighbors for help, but because the building was made of wood, the fire quickly spread and scorched 60 plots of housing from the company PT. PSG.
Indragiri Hilir Police Chief Adjunct Senior Police Commissioner Dian Setyawan through the Head of the Indragiri Hilir Resort Police sub-section Adjunct Police Commissioner Warno Akman said that although there were no fatalities, there were at least 10 employee housing blocks, each with 6 housing plots, with total housing 60 plots burned.
“The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Kateman Sector Police and the temporary conclusion is that it is suspected that the cause was an electrical short circuit because according to witness testimony, the fire was burning in the empty ceiling of the house,” he said.