As reported by: Nicholas Cheong
Incident Date: 12:46 AM, Saturday, 16 January 2021
Location: Salak South, Kuala Lumpur
A warehouse stored with household gas barrels caught on fire and caused an explosion last night. The incident took place around 1:00 AM where explosive sounds were initially heard during the period before a massive fire broke out.
The fire completely engulfed two warehouses, one dedicated to storing gas barrels before the fire spread to another hardware store adjacent to it.
The fire completely engulfed two warehouses, one dedicated to storing gas barrels. The fire then spread to another hardware store adjacent to it.
Upon receiving the report, the Fire and Rescue department (JBPM) shortly arrived at the scene where more than 10 fire trucks were dispatched along with a rescue team to carry out the fire fighting operations.
As many as 62 members from the Sri Petaling Fire and Rescue Station (BBP), BBP Sungai Besi, BBP Jalan Hang Tuah, BBP Bukit Jalil, BBP Bandar Tun Razak, BBP Cheras and BBS Desa Petaling were dispatched to the location.
During the fire, there were several explosions at the scene, and even residents living several kilometres away were able to hear it.
The fire was eventually extinguished and brought under control by 2:53 AM in the morning. The cause of the incident is still being investigated.
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