MRI Volunteers Clean Remnants of Fire that Scorched 95 Houses in Makassar

Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI)-ACT cleaned up the debris from a fire that occurred in Tamalate District, Makassar City, South Sulawesi. The fires that occurred have scorched 95 houses in dense settlements.

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MRI-ACT volunteers clean up the remnants of a fire in a densely populated residential area in Makassar. (ACTNews).

ACTNews, MAKASSAR — Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI)-ACT cleaned up debris from a fire that occurred in Tamalate District, Makassar City, South Sulawesi. The fires that occurred have scorched 95 houses in dense settlements.

MRI-ACT is always ready to respond to disasters. In carrying out their duties as volunteers, they always finish what they have started from the beginning to the end. MRI-ACT Makassar team helped dozens of fire victims on Jalan Muh. Tahir Lepping complex RT 004 RW 002 Tamalate District, Makassar City. Volunteers helped with the building of emergency posts, providing medical service, and cleaning the rubble.

Suharni, ACT Makassar Program Team, said that the volunteers were here to give their energies to clean up the fire debris. ACT sent dozens of volunteers.

Alhamdulillah, today, ACT Makassar team cleaned up the remaining debris from the fire. Volunteers also continue to help the fire victims psychologically to become more stable and better," he said on Friday (8/13/2021).

On Wednesday (8/11/2021), a severe fire occurred from 07.24 p.m to 10.30 Central Indonesia Time in the Lepping Complex, Tamalate, Makassar City, South Sulawesi. The cause of the fire is suspected to be a gas cylinder explosion.

Based on reports, the fire scorched 95 houses, and 15 were moderately damaged. A total of 123 families were affected by the fire.