KUALA LUMPUR (March 31): A kitchen fire incident at Dragon-i Peking Duck Restaurant Pavilion Kuala Lumpur appears to have started from the kitchen’s duck roasting area on the first floor of the mall on Wednesday (March 30), according to the Malay Mail.
11 firefighters and two fire engines were on the scene after receiving an emergency call at 2.12 pm.
“The fire eventually extinguished itself. At the same time, five fire sprinklers broke due to the heat generated by the fire,” Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department stated in a statement quoted by the news portal.
There were no reported casualties or injuries from the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A video circulating on social media that had gathered much attention shows thick smoke covering the mall. A spokesperson from the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department explained that it was fumes exiting the mall’s chimney from the restaurant’s kitchen preparation area.
Addressing the incident, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur had also released a statement stating that the mall continues to operate while taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its patrons.
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