Plastics recycling factory razed in blaze


IPOH: A plastics recycling factory was razed in a morning fire yesterday which also partly damaged a medical device manufacturing plant. 

Damage to the two factories at Kawasan Perindustrian Pengkalan Maju in Lahat is estimated to be over RM2mil.  

No one was hurt in the fire, the cause of which was still unknown. 

Roszaman Wok, officer-in-charge of the Pengkalan fire station, said 22 firemen were dispatched to the scene after a distress call came in at 10.15am. 

Shye Guan Enterprise Sdn Bhd executive director Jackson K.C. Tan, 43, said he was informed of the fire at his plastics recycling factory by one of his night shift workers. 

Wong Wai Leng, senior finance manager of MGS Technology Sdn Bhd, said the fire had partly damaged the plant.  

In Johor, tonnes of plastic went up in smoke when a fire razed the store of a recycling factory in Kempas yesterday. 

State Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Hamid S. Abdullah said the department dispatched two fire engines and 11 firemen soon after receiving a distress call at 2.33pm. The department also dispatched a mobile water tanker. 

Hamid said it took firemen more than two hours to control the blaze.  

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