Fire at Andaman Hotel in Langkawi brought under control

ALOR SETAR: The fire that gutted part of the five-star Andaman Resort in Langkawi has been brought under control.

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said firemen were presently putting out remnants of the blaze which started on Tuesday (Jan 12) night.

"About 40 firemen were rushed to the scene and they managed to put out the fire but it flared up again on Wednesday (Jan 13) morning.

"We have brought it under control and the men involved are presently clearing the debris and assessing the damage and cause of the fire."

It is believed that the fire started in the kitchen of the luxury resort and spread to the main part of the building.

The damage is believed to be extensive and major repair work needs to be done before it can re-open.

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