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Over 2,000 buildings nationwide at risk of fire

THE Fire and Rescue Services Department has identified over 2,000 buildings nationwide that are at risk of fire. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the buildings were among 16,862 that were inspected. “As of May 31 this year, a total of 6,240 premises were checked and 847 were found…
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Making tall buildings safe

AGAINST a dark night sky in the wee hours of a June morning, the fire that consumed the Grenfell Tower in London spread quickly from the fourth floor to the rest of the 24-storey building, with people inside. More than 80 are still missing. Can it happen here? According to Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia…
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Four in a family killed in USJ fire

Just days after holding a Chinese New Year reunion dinner, a couple and their two sons were killed in a blaze, choked by smoke when they were trapped by the iron grille on the windows of their house. The body of Lim Ah Kok, 58, was found with those of his two sons, Lim Yong…
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Fire destroys third floor of Gombak school

Fire destroyed five classrooms, a desk storeroom and a bookstore on the third floor of SK Taman Samudera, Gombak, Selangor, today. A school staff member alerted the Gombak Fire and Rescue Department of the fire at 11.53am, said fire-fighting operation commander Azman Mahat. A team of 21 fire fighters from the Selayang, Rawang and Gombak…
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Fire razes seven shops at R&R stop

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven shops were destroyed in a fire that swept through the Awan Besar Rest and Recreational (R&R) stop on the Kesas Highway heading towards Shah Alam here. City Fire and Rescue Department chief operations officer Samsol Maarif Saibani said 32 firemen were deployed to the scene after a distress call was received at…
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Fire razes 8 shophouses in Kuala Nerang

7 September – KUALA NERANG: One person is feared dead ‎after a fire razed a row of eight double-storey shophouses here early this morning. In the blaze that occurred at about 3.20am, 15 firemen who were deployed to the scene took almost an hour to bring the fire under control, and it was another two hours…
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Petaling Street shop on Fire

A pre-war building was razed when a fire broke out in Petaling Street, here. City Fire and Rescue Department chief Khirudin Drahman said the authorities were alerted to the incident at the two-storey souvenir shop at about 4.40am by an eyewitness. “We immediately deployed 55 personnel from seven stations to the location,” he said. Khirudin…
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Three homes razed by fire each day

An average of three homes are gutted nationwide daily. Fire and Rescue Department deputy director general Datuk Amer Yusof said up to July this year, 1,102 houses were destroyed by fire. He said most of them were terrace houses with 556 cases, flats (231), apartments (119), longhouses (100) and squatter homes (96). Investigations, he said,…
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Taman Kepong shophouse on fire

Chong, 66, could only sob as he watched his 75-year-old home burn down, along with three unoccupied shops, in Jalan Metro Prima, Taman Kepong, at 12.45pm. He had spent his entire life in the single-storey shop that he had inherited from his father during the Japanese occupation. At the time of the fire, Chong was there with…
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