Telco tower in Johor destroyed in fire

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  • Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019

JOHOR BARU: A telecommunication tower at Felda Sungai Sayong was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday (Aug 13).

Kota Tinggi Fire and Rescue Department operation commander senior officer 2 Mohd Rafi Mohd Nor said that they received a call about the incident at 6.34pm on Tuesday.

"One fire engine with six firemen was deployed to the scene upon receiving the call.

"We were able to put out the fire by using two fire extinguishers as there was no access for the fire engine to enter the location, which was at a palm oil plantation, " he said in a statement on Wednesday (Aug 14).

He added that the team was able to put out the fire on the 18m tower at 7.41pm on the same day.

"No injuries were reported and we are still investigating the cause of the fire, " he said.

He added that the value of losses from the fire as well as the degree of damage to the tower are being evaluated.

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