Fire engulfs landscaping at Genting, blaze put out by fire and rescue personnel


A screengrab of one of the videos.

GENTING HIGHLANDS: Videos of a fire at an escalator here have gone viral on social media and WhatsApp.

The seven-second and 13-second videos show the fire engulfing the landscaping that had plastic flowers near the escalators.

Genting Highlands Fire and Rescue Department officer Yusry Abdullah Sani said the incident occurred at 6.13pm on Monday (July 1).

"A fire engine, eight personnel from the Genting Highlands Fire and Rescue station as well as 12 personnel from the Genting Highlands Fire Unit responded to the blaze.

"The space near the escalator corridor between the indoor theme park and a hotel here was on fire," he said when contacted.

He added that when they arrived, the fire had engulfed the landscaping there.

"We used a fire hose and seven fire extinguishers to put out the blaze.

"The cause of the fire is being investigated by our forensics unit," he said.

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