KUALA LUMPUR: A babysitter braved thick smoke carrying a three-month-old baby boy to safety when fire razed five houses near the Kampung Baru gateway in Jalan Raja Muda Musa, here last night.
Robiah Abdul Raof, 38, said at the time of the incident she was with the baby when she spotted smoke on the upper floor of the double-storey house.
“The baby was sleeping at that time and I immediately picked up the baby to escape the fire. I didn’t have time to grab clothes or identification documents.
“The fire was raging (on the upper floor of the house) and there was thick smoke, but I was determined to save myself and the baby that I have been caring for the past three months. At the time of the incident, the baby’s parents were working,” she told reporters at the scene.
Visibly shaken, Robiah was very grateful that she managed to flee to safety with the baby.
Meanwhile, Barisan Nasional Titiwangsa parliamentary candidate Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani rushed the scene to monitor the situation.
He said no casualties were reported.
“As of now, no casualties were reported, and the cause of the fire is still being investigated,” said Johari via his Facebook account.
Fire and Rescue Department senior operations commander Rahmat Kamarulzaman said on receiving a distress call at 8.19pm, 36 firefighters from Titiwangsa, Sentul, Jalan Tun Razak and Hang Tuah stations were rushed to the scene.