Lorry catches fire on Pasir Gudang Highway


JOHOR BARU: A lorry carrying wrapping materials caught fire while travelling on the Pasir Gudang Highway while headed towards Perling.

According to the Johor Fire and Rescue Department, it received a distress call at around 2.42pm on Friday (Aug 27) about the incident along the highway.

Two fire rescue tenders (FRT) and two emergency medical response service (EMRS) vehicles – one each from Johor Jaya Fire and Rescue Department and the Pasir Gudang Fire and Rescue Department – were deployed to the scene.

“The operations were led by Johor Jaya Fire and Rescue Department senior officer II Saiful Bahari Mahpop,” the department said in a statement.

Eighteen firemen from both stations were involved in the operations.

Saiful said about 40% of the lorry was damaged in the fire, which was put out by the firemen using hoses from the vehicles.

The operation ended around 3.21pm, with investigations ongoing to determine the cause of the fire and losses.

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