Furniture booth catches in fire in JB mall, public puts it out

Furniture booth catches in fire in JB mall, public puts it out

JOHOR BARU: A furniture booth inside Mid Valley Southkey Mall, Johor Bharu, caught fire today, causing some of its displayed items to be destroyed.

The Johor Bharu Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Hazrul Rahmad said his team was notified of the incident around 2.45pm today.

“The fire destroyed about 30ft x 30 ft of the display area. However, the blaze was subdued by the public themselves using a hose reel and a fire extinguisher.

“No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is still being investigated,” he said in a statement.

Hazrul added that they were still trying to determine the amount of losses incurred due to the fire.

The incident was caught on video by mall visitors and went viral on social media.

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