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.
Firemen were alerted to the incident at 5.50pm and the department dispatched 83 rescue teams from eight stations, namely Jinjang,…