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Burned UiTM Science Laboratory - The Lab 2

A single storey building which houses several campus science lab at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), was burning on July 15 2013. It is understood that when the incident happened at about 4.15 pm, three lecturers and students with a lab assistant is conducting experiments in one of the lab. However all of them managed to escape when they realized the fire began to spread that is believed come from a laboratory room, located in the center of the building. Chief Fire and Rescue Station Shah Alam, Mohd Khairi Daud said they received a call at about 4:26 pm before send about 30 members and five fire engine to the scene. Upon their arrival to the scene, black smoke like clouds rise with the fires started burning the building, he said. "The team had to take time putting down the fire about an hour to control the fire from spreading and the fire was fully extinguished at about 7:20 at night," he said. Mohd Khairi said apart due to the structure of the old building, the fire is believed to spread rapidly due to the chemicals found in the laboratory. He said they are still investigating the cause and amount of loss. - Bernama

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Taken on August 7, 2013