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Vehicle catches fire at parking lot

James Kon

Five firefighters from the Bandar Seri Begawan Fire Station, led by SO Haji Embran bin Haji Ya’akub, responded to a vehicle fire at the parking lot of Bangunan Athirah in Batu Satu recently.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD), an emergency call was received at 7.41pm. Upon arrival at the scene, personnel found the fire extinguished by security guard Md Nurfaiq bin Halim using ‘Dry Powder’ 4kg fire extinguisher. Firefighters extinguished the remaining embers and removed the car’s battery.

The cause and estimated cost of damages are under investigation. In light of the incident, the public is urged to inspect their vehicles for leakage from the pump.

Vehicle owners must ensure that modifications or additions to the engine’s electrical system and car accessories are done by qualified mechanics adhering to proper standards.

A FRD officer at the scene of the incident. PHOTO: FRD