GEORGE TOWN: Pre-dawn fire destroyed some 70 motorcycles and a car at two separate locations here today.
The blaze damaged the machines in Bayan Baru here and in Nibong Tebal, Seberang Prai Selatan.
Fortunately no one was injured in two the incidents.
A firemen spokesman said in the first incident at 3.45am, a passer-by spotted flames covered about 30 motorcycles and a car at Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim outside a motorcycle shop and alerted the authority.
He said the firemen managed to put the flames under control by 4.05am.
The spokesperson said in the second incident, fire broke out from a motorcycle double-storey shop house at Jalan Pekaka 1, Nibong Tebal about 6am.
He said the flames started from the ground floor and caused extensive damages to 40 motorcycles in the premises and razed the accessories.
The fire engines arrived at the scene and put the flames under control within five minutes.
"The team prevented the flames from spreading to the upper floor.
"About 70 per cent of the premise was razed," he said.
The causes of the fire are yet to be ascertained.