Fire broke out in Sittwe near Rohingya IDP camp

Today at 3:40 PM fire broke out in the village of Bay Dah nearby the Thay Chaung IDP camps, Sittwe Township.

According to an eyewitness, the fire was first caught at a teashop at 2:45 PM and quickly spread to nearby houses that burnt down 20 houses.

According to another local, no firefighters were able to come for not having any road access and the villagers collectively stopped the spread.

As of this reporting, there was no casualty.

Officials from the police department came later on and arrested the teashop owner.


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