Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (Operations) Hafisham Mohd Noor said 27 firefighters from Banting, Telok Panglima Garang, KLIA, Port Klang and Section 7 fire and rescue stations were rushed to the scene after receiving the distress call at 5.49am.
"We managed to evacuate all the 131 students to a safe location and put the blaze under control at 6.24am,” he said in a statement here.
He said the fire, which broke out on the third floor of the building, caused about 40% damage to the girls’ hostel.
The cause and losses are still being investigated. - Bernama
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