Fire razes Andaman Langkawi, guests safely relocated


The fire that gutted part of the five-star Andaman Resort in Langkawi has been brought under control. - Sin Chew

Guests at The Andaman, where a fire recently broke out, have all been safely relocated to other hotels.

"We can confirm that a fire broke out at The Andaman, a luxury collection resort, in Langkawi on Tuesday (Jan 12)," the resort said in a statement.

"As soon as we were aware of the incident, we informed the authorities and moved swiftly to evacuate the hotel.

"As an additional safety precaution, all guests have been relocated to our sister property while investigations are ongoing," the resort said.

News of the fire made its round on social media with videos depicting flames raging the wooden structure of the popular five-star resort.

Earlier, The Star reported that the fire has been brought under control as at 1pm today (Jan 13).

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said about 40 firemen were rushed to the scene.

"About 40 firemen were rushed to the scene and they managed to put out the fire but it flared up again on Wednesday (Jan 13) morning.

"We have brought it under control and the men involved are presently clearing the debris and assessing the damage and cause of the fire," he said.

The fire was believed to have started in the kitchen of the luxury resort and spread to the main part of the building.

"We are working closely and in cooperation with the fire department to determine the cause of the fire," the resort said.
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