GEORGE TOWN - Four Mercedes-Benz worth about RM1mil were among five cars destroyed in a fire at a car paint workshop in Jalan Perlis here.
Workshop owner Tan Yih Kwang, 41, said a Perodua Kelisa was also destroyed, adding that a Honda and two Toyota cars were partially damaged in the fire.
"One of the Mercedes-Benz was worth RM300,000 as it was still new while the other three were valued at about RM200,000 each.
"The car owners have been informed of the incident and they will be lodging police reports to facilitate insurance claims," he said.
Tan said his paint spraying machines and office were also destroyed.
This was the first time that a fire had occurred at the eight-year-old business.
Fire engines were sent to the scene following a distress call at 2.10am yesterday. The fire spread quickly because of the flammable items in the workshop.
No casualties were reported.