ALOR STAR: Car spare-parts belonging to a Hyundai showroom and service centre in Jalan Gangsa here went up in smoke after its store caught fire this evening.

No injury was reported in the 7pm incident.

A witness, Lim Kean Foong, 42, said he was heading home from work when he saw thick smoke billowing from the back of the car showroom.

“I immediately stopped by the roadside and alerted one of the employees who was about to leave the premise,” said Lim who lives in Taman Delima nearby.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson from the state Fire and Rescue Department said they received a distress call at about 7.07pm.

“Three fire engines with fifteen firemen arrived at the scene about five minutes later and managed to put off the fire at 7.20pm.

“The cause of fire and the value of losses are still under investigation,” he said.