Fire breaks out at Mid Valley Megamall


KUALA LUMPUR: A fire has broken out at a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) substation room at the Mid Valley Megamall on Wednesday (May 17).

The City Fire and Rescue Department said personnel were at the scene to put out the fire.

"We dispatched 40 personnel and three fire engines, two water tankers, one aerial ladder platform and three rapid intervention motorcycles to the scene.

"They arrived at around 10.40am and began operations," said City operations commander Wan Mohd Sharir Azizi Wan Said, adding that the distress call was received at 10.32am.

A 10-second video showing thick black smoke billowing from the side of the building has since gone viral on social media.

In a tweet, the Kuala Lumpur Command and Control Centre (KLCCC) said two lanes on the main road have been closed and that police are there to control traffic flow.

Meanwhile, cinema operator GSC said that all shows at its Mid Valley KL outlet will be cancelled and the cinema will be temporarily closed.

“Due to an unforeseen incident, a fire has broken out at Mid Valley Megamall KL. While our GSC cinema is not directly affected, we are cooperating with local authorities and the mall's management to ensure everyone's safety.

“As such, all shows at GSC Mid Valley KL will be cancelled and the cinema will be temporarily closed until further notice. We will be issuing refunds for all purchased tickets.

“We regret any inconvenience caused and ask for your understanding during this time. Please stay tuned for further updates. The safety of our patrons and employees is our top priority,” it said in a statement on Facebook.


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