A LEVEL-1 fire that broke out in Dagon Myothit (North) Township, Yangon East District, on Friday destroyed three wooden houses, according to the township fire services department.
According to an investigation, the fire started in the kitchen of the home of U Thein Myo Min on Airmondra Street in Ward-38 at around 10:50 a.m. on Friday. The blaze then quickly spread to neighbouring houses, destroying approximately more than Ks65.250 million worth of properties.
The investigators say that it took firefighters 20 minutes to put out the fire with the use of 10 fire engines.
Action is being taken against U Thein Myo Min for his negligence under Section 285 of the Penal Code.