At that time, LIM Guan Eng still carry on with the office of the state, received news conference after also down to understand the situation. Currently he hasn’t confirmed fire news whether miscommunication, but the scene reports that the 60th floor was on fire.
Workers rushed out of the Komtar Tower in George Town, Penang, at midnight after word spread that the building was on fire.
Six fire engines rushed to the iconic tower but it turned out to be a false alarm.
Fire and Rescue department operation commander Jamalludin Desa said firefighters combed the building’s 58th to 65th floor but there was no sign of a fire.
What had appeared to be a fire at the top of the tower turned out to be construction workers using spotlights on the 65th floor.
Passersby who raised the alarm had probably mistook the glare from the yellow spotlight for fire while the mist was mistaken for smoke.
Friday November 6, 2015 MYT 1:52:52 AM
GEORGE TOWN: Six fire engines rushed to Komtar at midnight after reports that the tallest building in Penang was on fire.
It turned out to be a false alarm.
Fire and Rescue department operation commander Jamalludin Desa said firefighters combed the building’s 58th to 65th floor and there was no sign of fire.
Perak Road fire and rescue station chief Yamin Tekor confirmed that it was a false alarm.
He said there was construction work on the 65th floor at midnight and the workers used spotlights.