Fire breaks out in building in Genting Highlands


BENTONG: A fire has broke out in a building at the Genting Skyworlds outdoor theme park in Genting Highlands.

According to a spokesman from the Pahang Fire and Rescue Department, the fire broke out on the second floor of the building at 4.55pm on Friday (June 14) and spread to the fourth floor.

A total of 21 personnel were deployed from the fire stations in Genting, Bentong and Janda Baik to the scene.

"The fire trucks arrived at around 5.01pm. Firemen are using two 200-feet hoses and two nozzles from the fire hydrant to take out the blaze in the ongoing operation," said the spokesman.

Videos and photos on social media showed smoke billowing from the windows of a building near the wire of the cable car.

In a statement, Resorts World Genting said the fire broke out at SkyAvenue at about 4.30pm and that all other areas were not affected.

"Evacuation was carried out immediately to ensure that everyone was out of harm's way.

"Our fire units responded promptly to extinguish the fire. We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as the situation progresses," it said.

It added that the fire was extinguished at approximately 7.15pm. All visitors were safely evacuated and the fire department has given clearance to reopen SkyAvenue.

"Majority of the outlets at SkyAvenue will remain open, except for a few in the vicinity of the affected area", it said.

It added that The "Best of Chen Lei Hits 2024" concert in Arena of Stars would proceed as scheduled. Genting SkyWorlds and Skytropolis, along with other attractions as well as Awana SkyWay would also operate as normal.

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