According to the fire and rescue department, the incident happened at around 5am.
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Passersby at Jalan Ampang were shocked when an escalator connecting Intermark Mall and Ampang Park LRT caught fire today.
Fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries reported in the early morning incident which was caught on a video and has since gone viral on social media.
The fire and rescue department is conducting further investigations into the cause of the inferno.
Kebakaran eskalator di stesen LRT Ampang Park kira kira jam 5 pagi tadi merebak sehingga siling bumbung.— Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap (@redzuanNewsMPB) March 7, 2022
Tidak melibatkan mangsa.
Punca kebakaran masih dalam siasatan.
Video : Bomba pic.twitter.com/oz0X1LNrie
The Question Then Arises
The incident, which happened at 5 am, sparked speculation among netizens.
Describing it as tragic, netizens said it could be arson. They could not believe that the escalator would catch fire on its own.
The aftermath of the fire was also shared by netizens as they find their daily routine ‘rerouted’.
@suhaila_sdn Escalator terbakar LRT Putra Ampang Park #fyp #fypmalaysia #ampangpark #lrtampangpark #intermark #kualalumpur #ajl #ajl36 ♬ original sound – manjalara__
Escalator fires had been few and far in between.
In July 2019, the escalator at Genting Highlands also caught fire. No one was injured.