Vehicle workshop at Kedah police HQ razed in early morning blaze

ALOR SETAR: The vehicle workshop at the Kedah state police headquarters was nearly 80% destroyed in a fire early Monday (Sept 12) morning.

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) assistant director Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain told Sinar Harian that the blaze also destroyed 10 cars and five high-powered motorcycles.

However, he said that there were no reports of injuries or deaths from the fire.

“The Fire and Rescue Department received an emergency call on the fire at 4.53am on Monday.

“Two vehicles and 20 fire fighters were deployed to the location to battle the blaze,” Sinar Harian reported Mohamadul Ehsan as saying in a statement on Monday.

He added that firefighters from the Jalan Raja Fire and Rescue station as well as volunteer firefighters from Jalan Kundur and Seberang Nyonya were involved in fighting the fire.

“The fire involved a workshop measuring 10.67m X 45.72m and we are investigating the cause of the blaze,” Mohamadul Ehsan said.

Meanwhile, police have also confirmed the fire incident.

Kedah police chief Comm Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad said no injuries or casualties were reported during the incident at about 4.45am.

“The administration office, vehicle workshop, office tools and equipment as well as 13 cars belonging to the police were damaged,” he said in a statement on Monday (Sept 12).

The cause of the incident and estimated loss are still being investigated.