GEORGE TOWN: Six fire engines rushed to Komtar at midnight after reports that the tallest building in Penang was on fire.
It turned out to be a false alarm.
Fire and Rescue department operation commander Jamalludin Desa said firefighters combed the building's 58th to 65th floor and there was no sign of fire.
Perak Road fire and rescue station chief Yamin Tekor confirmed that it was a false alarm.
He said there was construction work on the 65th floor at midnight and the workers used spotlights.
"Members of the public, who made distress calls to us, must have mistaken the bright yellow lights shining through thick mists as fire," Yamin told reporters at the scene.