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Burnt/Chemical Smell In KL Last Night? This Is What Happened

Burnt/Chemical Smell In KL Last Night? This Is What Happened

The fire was at a food processing factory in Gombak last night, not a chemical plant as was rumored on social media.

Kirat Kaur

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A fire at a factory in Batu Caves, Gombak, last night may be the source of a stench that can be smelled in Publika, Mont Kiara and Taman Tun Dr Ismail from last night till this morning.

Although some have speculated that the factory was a chemical plant, a spokesman from the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department clarified that the factory processed food.

Credit: Pasukan Bomba Sukarela Gombak/Facebook

Furthermore, while the smell of the smoke is unpleasant, firefighters say there is nothing to worry about as it is not hazardous.

A report shared to TRP stated that firefighters received a call of a fire at Dolomite Industrial Park at 9.47pm and were on location at 10.00pm.

In all, 35 firefighters and 6 vehicles from Selayang, Rawang, Seri Hartamas, Gombak Selatan and Gombak firestations were involved in the operation which lasted till 1.00am this morning.

Credit: BOMBA

The factory is said to be a class A 1,000 square feet facility and 40% of it had burned by the time firefighters arrived.

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