PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) building overlooking the Federal Highway is on fire, with flames and thick smoke coming from its upper floors.
The 58-year-old building on Jalan Gasing, is a familiar landmark for tens of thousands of motorists using the busy highway daily.
The original building with its aluminium-grille facade underwent a facelift several years ago to reflect the retirement fund’s corporate image.
According to the Fire and Rescue Department, no casualties were reported and the blaze is now under control.
The blaze has caused bad traffic congestion on both the Federal Highway and Jalan Gasing.
Police have cordoned off the road leading to Jalan Gasing to assist bomba with firefighting efforts.