Tree crashes onto Gua Musang eatery, sparks off fire

GUA MUSANG: A crowd of 20 people customers at an eatery in Kampung Kala Baru here had a narrow escape when a falling tree hit the roof and sparked off a fire that gutted the shop.

Shop owner Asmah Muhammad, 37, said she had asked a villager to chop down the tree that was over 30 years old.

However, the situation turned awry and the 20m-tall tree fell onto the roof of the shop's kitchen at about 12.30pm on Thursday (Aug 18).

"The kitchen fire began to spread quickly due to the crash. I did not have time to save any items," she said when met by reporters at the scene.

Asmah was thankful that her customers escaped without injury and that three motorcycles parked there were saved from the fire in time.

Meanwhile, Gua Musang Fire and Rescue Station head Mohd Arifuddin Akif Mohd Noor confirmed they received an emergency call at 12.39pm and the fire was put out at 1.20pm. – Bernama

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