Raintree Beach Resort or known as Mimpian Jadi Resort at Tuaran was on fire at 4:40pm Saturday.
According to the eye witness, the fire was started from the kitchen of the resort. Later spread to the other blocks. A total of three blocks was on fire.
The blaze destroyed the main lobby, office block, restaurant and hall of the resort.
State Fire and Rescue Services Department spokesman Mohd Affendi Ramin said the department had received a distress call at 4.44pm from a member of the public. He said five fire trucks and 30 personnel were rushed to the scene. The blaze was brought under control at 6.20pm.
“We are investigating the cause of the fire and also assessing the losses incurred,” he added.