01 October 2007

Fire destroys officers’ mess

The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Fire destroyed the senior police officers' mess at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Jalan Semarak here.

The 67-year-old dilapidated building had been earmarked for demolition in November to make way for a new building.

There were no casualties in the 12.15am incident yesterday.

Pulapol commandant Senior Asst Comm II Amar Singh said initial investigations showed that the fire was caused by a short-circuit in the wiring system. A detailed investigation would be carried out.

Although the mess was gutted, 10 other rooms were not affected. He said losses were estimated at RM300,000.

Federal Territory Fire and Rescue Department deputy operations officer Mohd Ali Ismail said 35 men brought the fire under control in 30 minutes.

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