A hostel in Sekolah Menengah Agama Kunak, located about 98km from Tawau was destroyed in a fire early today.
Kunak fire and rescue department chief Kamaruddin Sabanah said 12 firemen rushed to the hostel which housed 201 students after they were alerted about the incident at 12.49am.
“The firemen managed to put out the blaze in 20 minutes,” he said.
Kamaruddin said there was no casualty and the cause of fire was being investigated.
Sekolah Menengah Agama Kunak, managed by the Sabah Islamic Religious Affairs Department, has 221 students, including the 201 who were staying at the eight-door hostel.