Saturday October 6, 2012
Fire destroys fibreglass factory
IPOH: An afternoon fire destroyed a fibreglass container manufacturing factory in Kuala Kuang, Chemor, affecting the livelihood of 40 people.
About 80% of the Goodwater Engineering Sdn Bhd factory was in flames when firefighters arrived at about 1.40pm.
Firemen cordoned off the area as a safety precaution as the factory contained chemicals and flammable liquid.
They had to focus their attention on a storeroom where chemicals like ethanol were stored. Several small explosions were heard during the height of the fire.
The fire was brought under control at about 2.20pm.
No one was injured as most of the workers had gone out for either prayers or lunch.
The cause of the fire and losses have yet to be determined.