Forest fire breaks out near Batu Caves

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  • Saturday, 27 Feb 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: A forest fire set the hillside of Bukit Batu Caves ablaze, covering the area in smoke.

The fire was spotted by Taman Industri Bolton residents at around 10.30am yesterday.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant operations director Mohd Sani Harul said the department received a distress call some 12 minutes later.

“The first fire engine arrived at the scene about seven minutes later,” he said yesterday.

“The fire was about 60m above the ground. So we also sent a water tanker.”

It is believed that the fire might have been sparked due to the recent dry and hot ­weather.

A check with the department later showed that the fire was under control with no report of injuries or casualties.

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