41 motorcycles destroyed in Penang car park fire

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BUTTERWORTH: Fire ripped through an open car park destroying 41 motorcycles at a building in Jalan Telaga Air here this morning.

Four cars which were parked at Wisma Telaga Air were also damaged in the blaze.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department operations officer PBK II Abdul Majid Osman said firemen were rushed to the scene after receiving a report at 2.52am.

“The motorcycles were completely destroyed while the four cars were partially damaged,” he said in a statement.

No casualties were reported and the cause of fire and losses incurred were being investigated, he added.

Meanwhile, Seberang Perai Utara police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said so far no witnesses have come forward and the area was not installed with closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

“We appeal to witnesses with information about the fire to come forward to facilitate investigations,” he said.