At around 8:45pm last night, the SS2 Fire and Rescue station received a distress call from One Utama Shopping Centre in Bandar Utama. A minor fire broke out in the mall, which prompted the entire place to suffer from an abrupt power outage, leaving patrons in some sort of a lurch. Especially those who were in the cinemas.
According to the Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director, Mohamad Sani Harul, the fire was believed to have started from the children’s playground equipment store facility located at the fifth floor of One Utama Shopping Centre’s new wing.
They fire squad had to shut down the electricity supply to the building and switched off the ventilating fan to prevent the fire from spreading.
The fire was successfully put out half an hour after the distress call. No casualties were reported and the loss has yet to be assessed. The actual cause of fire is currently being investigated.