Shipping containers with inflammable material razed in Port Klang fire

KLANG: Containers carrying highly inflammable material caught fire at North Port here on Wednesday (June 7).

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said the incident occurred at 10.14am.

“We received a distress call and dispatched fire engines, water tankers, aerial ladder platforms, Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) units as well as 25 personnel from Port Klang, Andalas, Sungai Pinang, Kota Raja, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Kota Anggerik, Cyberjaya and Serdang fire stations.

“They arrived at 10.27am and immediately began operations to put out the fire.

“The fire involved 10 containers containing highly inflammable aerosol substances,” he said when contacted today.

He said they began by creating a fire break in order to contain the fire and isolating containers which did not catch fire using stacker machines and rubber-tired container gantry cranes.

“The fire was brought under control by 11.40am.

“No one was injured in the incident,” he added.

Source: New Straits Times


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