IPOH, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The Fire and Rescue Department took 10 hours to control and put out completely the fire that destroyed seven factories in Taman Menglembu Impiana Park, here early this morning.
Operations Head of the Pasir Puteh Fire and Rescue Station, Mohamed Hariri Ahmad Shaibi said firemen had to work hard to put out the fire which could easily spread due to the type of flame which was highly flammable originating from a chemical factory in the industrial area.
He said the station received a distress call at 3.45 pm yesterday.
"Upon arrival at the scene, we found that the flame was blazing and a major fire had occurred at a chemical plant located in a central area before it spread to a factory nearby.
"We had to use 12 barrels of foam to put out the fire from the factory which was 95 per cent burnt,?he said when contacted, here today.....