The fire at Mid Valley Megamall was completely put out at 12.44pm and the team is now performing overhaul work, said Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Wan Mohd Sharir Asizi Wan Said.
The five involved the main intake substation to the TNB transformer room adjacent to the east facade of Mid Valley Megamall, with an area of 40×40 square feet, and approximately 70 per cent being destroyed. The department will be issuing an official statement soon. The news of the fire spread through social media prior to the confirmation.
Closed Till Further Notice
Mid Valley City will temporarily close its doors to patrons following a recent fire incident at the premises. In a brief statement on Facebook, the management of Mid Valley City said temporary disruption to the power supply had been implemented to allow the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department to carry out its investigations.
“The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department are currently on scene conducting all necessary investigations and securing the premises with no further disruptions to the mall operations. In prioritising the safety of all present, a temporary disruption to power supply will be implemented until authorities authorise its restoration.
“Mid Valley City will be closed until further notice. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to reiterate that the safety of our shoppers and guests remains our top priority,” the statement read.
Mid Valley City management also said in the same statement that no injuries or casualties were reported as of 11.38am. Earlier, 45 firefighters and fire engines from the Pantai Fire Station, Jalan Hang Tuah Fire Station, Seputeh Fire Station and Sri Hartamas Fire Station were deployed to the scene upon receiving an emergency call at 10.32 am.
News of the fire first emerged on social media after users began sharing videos of black smoke billowing from what appeared to be its popular Mid Valley Megamall.
Mid Valley City is a mixed commercial development comprising Mid Valley Megamall, The Gardens Mall, three hotels — Cititel Mid Valley, The Boulevard Hotel Kuala Lumpur and The Gardens Hotels and Residences — and several office buildings.