Vehicle gutted in fire

Daniel Lim

The Sungai Liang Fire Station responded to a vehicle fire at a residence in Jalan Kecil Sungai Bakong, Lumut on Friday night.

Following a call at 12.10am, Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) personnel led by DSO Sadiy bin Abdullah Tujoh rushed to the location and put out the blaze with a fire hose reel. The SUV vehicle was destroyed and the fire also damaged other vehicles parked near it. The blaze was extinguished by the vehicle owner using a 9kg dry powder fire extinguisher before the firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire and the estimated losses are under investigation.

In view of the incident, the FRD reminded vehicle owners to ensure the wiring for electric equipment is done by accredited workshops.

Vehicle owners were also advised to keep dry powder fire extinguishers at hand, while vehicles over seven years should undergo regular checks at accredited workshops.

For emergencies, contact the FRD hotline at 995.

The vehicle destroyed by the fire. PHOTO: FRD