Fire razed three furniture warehouse in early morning blaze

Dec 25, 2016
Firemen brought the fire under control at 8.15 am today ... (NST Pic)
Firemen brought the fire under control at 8.15 am today … (NST Pic)

A furniture factory owner suffered more than RM1 million in losses after three warehouses in Sungai Bakap, Nibong Tebal, Penang were destroyed in a fire today.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) senior operations commander Mohd Rosmaidi Baharuddin said the first fire engine arrived at the fire scene in Jalan Tasek, 11 minutes after receiving a call at 6.11am

“The closely sited warehouses, which stored wood, plastics and housed some furniture-making machines, were burning strongly when JBPM arrived,” Bernama reported as he saying.

He said JBPM, comprising 50 officers and personnel and eight volunteer fire and rescue teams using three fire engines, took an hour to bring the fire under control, and it was doused at 8.15 am.

Rosmaidi, said there was no casualty as there were no workers in the warehouses during the fire, and the cause of fire and losses were being investigated.

Meanwhile, the factory owner, identified as Lam, 53, said he rushed to his warehouses after he was alerted about the fire by a worker.