A woman sits in the middle of the debris in Duri Selatan, Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Tambora Fire Send Hundreds to Shelter in Makeshift Tents

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

AUGUST 13, 2020

Jakarta. A devastating fire has sent hundreds of people to shelter in a makeshift tent in Duri Selatan, Tambora, West Jakarta.

Several days had passed since the incident and smoke was still lingering in the ruins.

On Thursday, some residents ventured to their homes to pick up items and tools that survived the blaze. Others tried to look for running water taps to bathe their children. Local teenagers worked together with their elders to clean up the endless piles of debris left from the fire.

Duri Selatan subdistrict office has also transformed into an emergency post for the fire victims.

A total of 382 families and 987 people lost their property and houses to the fire occurring on Tuesday night. The blaze lasted for eight hours and had only been completely put out by dawn. The fire department had to deploy 38 units of fire trucks and 190 officers to extinguish the fire.

Residents are cleaning up the debris at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Residents clean up the debris from the fire at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man saves his toilet at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man saved his squat toilet from the debris. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Children take a bath in the middle of debris at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Children bathing in the middle of the ruins. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A burnt textbooks are seen in the debris at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Burnt school notebooks spotted in the debris. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An old man sits inside makeshift tent at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An old man sits at the makeshift tent along with other fire victims. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Woman stands in their house at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Women revisiting their homes. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Residents stands on the rubble at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man stands on the rubbles of the fire. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Workers clean up the debris at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Workers clean up the debris from the fire. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A morning view at Tambora, West Jakarta on Thursday (13/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The morning view at Tambora, West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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