KUALA LUMPUR: A bus caught fire before the flames spread to six other cars parked nearby in Wangsa Maju.
City Fire and Rescue Department chief operations officer Samsol Maarif Saibani said they were alerted at about 3.54pm Thursday about the fire that occurred near the Aeon Big Shopping Mall in Seksyen 5, Wangsa Maju, here.
He said that when firemen arrived at the scene, the fire from the bus had already spread to six other vehicles that were parked nearby.
Samsol said firemen managed to put out the fire at 4.28pm.
He added that there were no casualties reported in the incident.
Meanwhile, Rapid KL bus service operator Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd issued a statement confirming the incident.
The statement said the incident involved a bus that was on the T521 route from Sri Rampai LRT to Seksyen 10 in Wangsa Maju.
“The bus stopped suddenly and the captain could smell smoke. The captain immediately told all six passengers to exit the bus,” the statement said.
The statement added that all passengers were unhurt.
Rapid Bus urged the owners of the other vehicles damaged in the fire to contact it at 03-78852585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for compensation purposes.The statement said Rapid Bus would fully cooperate with the authorities to investigate the cause of the incident and apologised for the resulting traffic disruption.