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Fire forces four on home quarantine to flee their houses

GEORGE TOWN: Four individuals who were undergoing home quarantine were forced to flee from their houses in Kampung Jelutong Barat as a fire broke out in the wee hours of Saturday (Sept 18).

It was learnt that a family with a child and a man, who was in his 80s, had tested positive for Covid-19 and were quarantined at their homes.

The family of three ran out of their house and stayed in the back lane to distance themselves from the public while the old man remained in his house until he was found.

The Health Ministry has since brought the families to a quarantine centre.

The Fire and Rescue Department in a statement said the three houses were almost destroyed by the fire.

"When the Fire and Rescue team arrived at the scene, the three

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