NO injuries were reported from a fire that broke out in Hopong, a town in Pa-O Self- Administered Zone in Shan State on Friday morning, according to a police report.
Located in Katonkham Ward in area-4 of the town, a two-storey house owned by U Myat Lin, 26, and his wife Daw San Nu was badly burnt in the blaze at around 10.30 p.m. on 22 December.
According to a police investigation, the fire started in the kitchen because someone was careless with cooking equipment. A firefighter said the majority of kitchen fires begin with cooking equipment.
Thanks to the assistance of residents and police, the blaze was brought under control by firefighters within 30 minutes.
Action is being taken against the house owners by township police under the existing Penal Code.