Food processing factory caught fire, not chemical plant, says Selangor Fire and Rescue Dept

KUALA LUMPUR: A food processing factory at Dolomite industrial park in Batu Caves was partially destroyed in a fire on Wednesday night (April 21).

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Hafisham Mohd Noor said the incident occurred around 9.50pm.

He rubbished claims on social media and WhatsApp that a chemical plant had caught fire.

"It was a food processing plant and our Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) unit was present at the location to monitor the situation, ” he said.

Hafisham said four fire engines, two water tankers with 35 personnel from Selayang, Rawang, and Seri Hartamas fire stations as well as the Gombak Volunteer Firemen were dispatched to the scene.

"The first fire engine arrived at the scene around 10pm and we managed to put out the fire by 12.59am," he said when contacted on Thursday (April 22).

Hafisham said they performed a size up of the factory and found that at least 40% of the building had caught fire.

"We also conducted a check at the surrounding area and found no other potential danger," he said.

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