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.