Last night around 8:30 p.m., social media was abuzz with videos showing dozens of shop lots in Uptown Kota Damansara engulfed in flames.
According to reports, Assistant Director of Operations for the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department, Ahmad Mukhlis Mukhtar, stated that they received an emergency call at 8:34 p.m. Following the call, three fire engines from the Sungai Buloh, Kota Anggerik, Damansara, and Petaling fire stations rushed to the scene.
Kebakaran melibatkan kawasan bangunan gerai-gerai Uptown Kota Damansara 70x100 kp terbakar 90% dan juga bangunan Gym 40x60 kp terbakar 50%.— Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap (@redzuanNewsMPB) November 20, 2023
Kebakaran berjaya dikawal pada jam 2106 dan tidak melibatkan mangsa.
Kerja-kerja overhaul sedang dilakukan oleh anggota Bomba. pic.twitter.com/4eoLIaN4gJ
Firefighting operations commenced upon arrival, and the blaze was successfully controlled by 9:06 p.m., as reported by the authorities. It had affected the area of Uptown Kota Damansara shop lots, with a size of 70x100 square meters, where 90% of the area was burnt, and a gym building of 40x60 square meters, with 50% of the area affected.
The fire was successfully brought under control by 9:06 p.m., and fortunately, no casualties were reported. Overhaul operations are currently being carried out by the firefighting team.
Visual orang awam pic.twitter.com/SpcWVyDNI7— Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap (@redzuanNewsMPB) November 20, 2023
Further comments from the authorities indicate that an investigation is underway regarding the number of affected shop lots in the aftermath of the fire. At the time of the incident, all shops were operational. The total losses and the cause of the fire are currently under investigation.
The incident also did not involve any casualties, and the overhaul process is ongoing.