Shops near Paroi sports complex razed by fire

Mohd Ikhwan Jamaludin

SEREMBAN: Two electrical appliances repair and secondhand shops within the vicinity of the Youth and Sports Complex in Paroi near here were razed by fire today.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said its Seremban station received a distress call at about 5.09pm, and two fire engines with 15 firemen, including officers, were rushed to the scene.

"Upon arrival, the fire was still raging, but we managed to get it under control and prevented it from spreading to the other premises," he said.

"The fire was finally put out by 6.30pm, and initial investigation showed that 95 per cent of the two shops were destroyed."

He added that the department was investigating the cause of the fire, and has yet to ascertain the value of losses incurred.