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MidValley Fire: What We Know So Far

MidValley Fire: What We Know So Far

Mid Valley Megamall has received clearance to reopen from the authorities.

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The massive blaze at a TNB main intake substation (PMU) at the Mid Valley Megamall Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday was a tensed situation for many.

The mall was shut following the fire but has been given the clearance to reopen today.

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Not only was MidValley affected but several other premises suffer power outages which resulted in closures, including Nu Sentral and Q Sentral.

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Here’s what we know so far:

Cause of the Fire.

As reported by The Star, it is believed that oil intended to cool the electrical transformer overheated and caught fire, which is what caused the incident at the main intake substation in Mid Valley City.

M Fatta M Amin, assistant director of operations for the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department, stated that preliminary inspections indicated that 12,400 litres of cooling oil were utilised to cool the transformer.

Mid Valley is safe to reopen.

An official statement from the management of Mid Valley Megamall on Facebook stated that business has resumed as usual at all offices, hotels, and retail establishments located on the property today.

TNB and the Fire & Rescue Department conducted a thorough investigation, and as a result, they have gained approval from the appropriate authorities for the safe reopening of the premises.

Nu Sentral is reopening its premises.

The management of Nu Sentral also released a statement on their Facebook page stating that regular power has been restored to the mall once the power problem was fixed.

The NU Sentral Shopping Centre has also reopened to public.

Latest Media Release From TNB

From the latest press release from TNB, they managed to restore supply to a large part of users as early as four minutes of the disruption yesterday. The supply was fully restored at around 12.30pm.

Some premises had their electricity restored as early as 10.55am. The rest was done in stages and most of the affected areas had their power restored within an hour and a half.

According to the Chief Grid Officer, Ir. Dev Anandan, TNB’s inspection found the PMU was affected at 10.27am and the supply was cut off from 10.51am. Interference of the supply involved a limited area around MidValley and part of Desa Pantai.

However, the transport system in KL Sentral was not affected as it has a different source of supply.

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