Tanjung Bungah food court in Penang razed by fire

The fire swept through the Medan Selera Mutiara food stalls in Tanjung Bungah.

GEORGE TOWN: About 30 food and drink stalls at Medan Selera Mutiara, located at Jalan Sungai Kerian, Tanjung Bungah, here, were razed in a fire today.

Bagan Jermal Fire and Rescue Station operations officer Mohd Rizuan Ramli said the fire was still raging when firefighters arrived at the scene soon after they were alerted at 10.20am.

“About 70% of the stalls in the food court were affected.”

He said the fire was brought under control by 10.50am and was completely extinguished about half an hour later with the help of firemen from the Jalan Perak and Bayan Baru fire stations.

He said there were no casualties as traders and customers fled as soon as the fire began.