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Fire Dept: Report on EPF building fire to be ready within a week

February 13, 2018 10:46 AM
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Firemen trying to put out the fire at the EPF building at Jalan Gasing in Petaling Jaya February 13, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz HazimKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — The Fire and Rescue Department is expected to have a full report ready in a week on the fire at the Employees Provident Fund building in Jalan Gasing here.

Petaling Jaya Fire and Rescue Station chief Mohd Hafiz Mat Dali said that period of time was necessary to identify the cause of the fire and declare the premises safe for use.

“We will also evaluate the damage suffered,” he said to Bernama at the location.

Mohd Hafiz said the forensics team had completed the task of taking samples from the site of the fire.

At about 5pm, Bernama saw EPF staff gathered at the premises to retrieve personal belongings left in the building with the help of the Fire and Rescue personnel.

A total of 527 staff were in the six-storey building when the fire struck, and none of them was injured.


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