Last night (11 August), a plastic recycling factory in the Bandar Sultan Sulaiman industrial area, Port Klang caught fire and had 90% of the structure being burn down by the blazing fire.
According to Astro Awani, Selangor Fire & Rescue Department Director, Norazam Khamis said that the fire occurred last night before 9 p.m. and his department had successfully control the fire from spreading. However, they took some time to extinguish it completely as it involved plastic items.
“We have controlled the fire from spreading to the next building. Alhamdulillah, currently no casualties have been reported, and the workers in the building managed to evacuate to safety. The extinguishing process is now underway.”
“I received information from my men (regarding the fire) before 9pm this evening but (the fire) may have started earlier. For now, I can’t give you more information. We also mobilised about 60 personnel and officers for this operation.” he said, as reported by BERNAMA.
Despite their efforts, he said that 90% of the factory has been destroyed.
Meanwhile, Utusan reported that the fire was finally under control around 10.51 p.m. and there there no injuries or deaths reported. They added that the Fire & Rescue Department is still investigating the cause of the fire.
On the other hand, Oriental Daily reported that the air in the area gives off a pungent smell of burnt plastic, even though the fire had been put off.
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