Fire breaks out in Taiping's Tupai industrial zone, no casualties reported

IPOH: A conflagration broke out in the Tupai Industrial Zone in Taiping on Saturday (Jan 28) morning.

A spokesman for the Taiping Fire and Rescue Station said they received a distress call on the incident at 9.56am and dispatched firefighters from the Kamunting and Batu Kurau fire stations, who were assisted by the Voluntary Fire Brigade of Kuala Sepetang, Kuala Gula, Parit Buntar, Bagan Serai and Pantai Remis.

"A mattress storage warehouse was 95% destroyed while a workshop was 90% razed.

"Three vehicles were also 90& destroyed besides a steel factory and a piano factory catching fire but the flames were successfully brought under control by fire fighters," he said in a statement Saturday.

According to him, the fire was brought under control within 35 minutes and there were no casualties.

"The cause of the incident and the total losses are still under investigation and the firefighting operation ended at 3.40pm," he said. - Bernama

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