Massive Muar Blaze Destroys Six Shophouses, Damages Homes

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MELAKA: Six shophouses and a store were destroyed in a large fire at Kampung Jawa, Panchor, Muar, last night.

The blaze, which broke out at about 9.35pm, also damaged several houses nearby.

Bukit Gambir Fire and Rescue Station Chief Mohd Khairul Sufian Dahari said the station received a distress call at 9.40pm, and a team of firemen in two engines, including from the Muar Fire and Rescue station, arrived at the scene nine minutes later.

The fire was at its peak when the firemen arrived, but they managed to prevent it from spreading, he said when contacted.

There was no casualty in the incident.

Khairul said the Department is investigating the cause of the fire and total losses incurred. -Bernama