WATCH: The Segambut Workshop Fire Was So Intense That It Took 83 Teams From 8 Stations To Control It

(source: Twitter)

Yesterday (23 Nov), thick clouds of smoke engulfed the sky of Kuala Lumpur due to a huge fire in Segambut. One private worker even said that the thick cloud of smoke could be seen from Sentul.

According to NST, it is learnt that a large auto parts shop was ablaze as the incident occurred when the road was congested with vehicles after working hours. The heat from the fire was so hot that it was felt by motorists driving past the scene.

In a statement, the Kuala Lumpur fire and rescue department operations task force centre said the fire involved a 40×100 ft, half-cut auto parts shop called Suzuka Autoparts in Jalan Kg Pasir in Taman Segambut.

“Almost 90% of the shop was burnt down,” operations commander fire superintendent Muhammad Ridhwan Kamarulzaman said.

(source: Malay Mail)

Firemen were alerted to the incident at 5.50pm and the department dispatched 83 rescue teams from eight stations, namely Jinjang, Sentul, Sri Hartamas, Hang Tuah, Titiwangsa, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Wangsa Maju and Seputeh, to the scene.

The firemen, he said, were split into sections to battle the fire and prevent the blaze from spreading. Luckily, there are no injuries or casualties reported so far.

Since yesterday, tonnes of videos and images of the huge fire has gone viral on social media. Here’s a glimpse of it: