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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Subang Jaya hypermarket fire doused, rain helps



March 14, 2012
A view of the restaurant exterior after firemen managed to put the fire down March 13 2012. — Picture by Choo Choy May
SUBANG JAYA, March 14 — A fire yesterday on the roof of Mydin Hypermarket here forced its closure.
Firemen managed to put down the fire that started around 7.12pm when a signboard went aflame, the Star reported.
Subang Jaya Fire Station chief Mohd Khairi Daud said fire engines arrived promptly, but the fire from the signboard had already spread to the roof’s interior.
A view of the hypermarket from the street March 13 2012. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Two fire engines and 10 firemen had the situation under control in ten minutes and put of the fire out completely by 8.20pm.
However the fire chief has instructed the management to close the building until there is an assessment of the building’s structural integrity. A forensic unit is already investigating to find out what is the cause of the fire.
Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin was present at the scene, and assured the public that staff and customers were all led out of the building once the fire started.
He said rain helped contain the flame, as the signboard was precariously above a restaurant. Those seated in the restaurants exterior could have been hit by substantial debris if the fire spread from the signboard too quickly.
Ameer confirmed that the hypermarket will be closed pending the advice of the fire department.

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