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Fire destroys five flat units in Cheras

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – A total of five units on the 17th floor of Block 70 of the Sri Sabah flats in Cheras, Malaysia were destroyed in a fire yesterday.

Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Operations and Rescue Director Nordin Pauzi said a distress call on the incident was received at 9.19pm.

He said a total of seven fire engines, including two Aerial Ladder Platform engines, and 55 personnel from the Hang Tuah, Bandar Tun Razak, Sri Hartamas and Pudu Fire and Rescue Stations were dispatched to the scene.

“The incident is believed to have originated from house unit number three from the side before spreading to four nearby homes. However, there were no casualties, and the cause and extent of the damage are still under investigation,” he said.

He said initially, the fire department faced some difficulties in controlling the fire as it occurred on the 17th floor of the block, which led to firefighters using Aerial Ladder Platform vehicles due to low water pressure.

However, the firefighters’ swift action ensured that the fire was brought under control at 11.22pm, he added.

Damaged parts of the flat in Flat Sri Sabah, Cheras in Malaysia. PHOTO: BERNAMA