The Borneo Post reported that people in Sibu were stunned after another fire broke out at about 1am yesterday razing six wooden houses, rendering 21 people homeless at Lane 13, Tiong Hua Road here just 14 hours after another fire had gutted five shophouses at Blacksmith Road.

The blaze was the fourth major fire to strike the town within a month.

The firemen controlled the fire in 15 minutes and stopped it from spreading to the rest of the dozens of wooden houses from Lanes 7 to 15, all built very close to each other.

No casualties were reported, and the Fire Department is still investigating the cause.