Jambi (ANTARA) - A fire gutted four homes in Sulawesi hamlet of Tanjab Timur district, Jambi province, early on Saturday. However, there were no fatalities.

The blaze, which broke out at 2 a.m. local time, was put out by firefighters with the help of police and military personnel and local residents several hours later, spokesperson for Mendahara police precinct, Adjunct Second Inspector M. Taufik, said on Saturday.

"It has been put out and the cooling process is underway,” he added.

According to the firefighters, two of the four houses had to be knocked down to prevent the fire from spreading to other houses.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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