Fire destroys furniture factory line in Malacca

Fire destroys furniture factory line in Malacca
Fire and Rescue team inspecting damage caused by a fire at a furniture factory in Bukit Rambai, Malacca, yesterday.

MALACCA - A furniture factory's finishing line at Bukit Rambai industrial area was destroyed in a fire yesterday morning.

The factory, which specialises in manufacturing tables and chairs for export, caught fire at 8am, destroying about a quarter of the factory.

Tangga Batu Fire and Rescue station operations officer Abdul Razak Manap said a team of 26 firemen and five fire engines from stations in Ayer Keroh, Kubu and Tangga Batu were dispatched after receiving a distress call at 8.16am.

"When we arrived at 8.25am, the fire was huge but we brought it under control in 35 minutes, preventing it from spreading.

"The fire destroyed the factory's finishing department, which paints and dries furniture using automatic sprays."

Razak said the cause of the fire and losses were still being investigated.

Factory owner Tan Ser Hiong declined to be interviewed.


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