BATAM, NNC - Fire burned down some 300 homes in RT 03 RW 28 Belian Village, Batam City Subdistrict, Batam City, Riau, on Saturday, July 14.
"The number of household heads recorded so far is 189 families and 590 people," Head of Public Relations of Batam City Government, Yudi Admaji said in Batam.
Fire occurred in illegal settlement located behind Batam City Government Joint Office Building.
Yudi says according to the residents' report, the fire began around 3.00 a.m. and was extinguished in the morning.
The fire had been tamed," Yudi told Antara.
Residents have been evacuated to the Parking lot of Batam City Government Joint Office Building. No casualties were reported in the incident.
"One person suffered minor injuries and currently being treated," Yudi said.
Authorities have prepared tents, public kitchen, and public toilets to help the victims.