(File pix) A view at Damai Point car park in Kota Kinabalu last night. Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department

KOTA KINABALU: Five vehicles were destroyed in a fire at the Damai Point car park here last night.

In the 8pm incident, the fire was believed to have started from one of the vehicles before it quickly spread, shocking some members of the public nearby.

Other vehicle owners quickly moved their cars to avoid catching the fire.

Sabah Fire and Rescue Department Operation Centre officer Faizal Wahid said the centre received a call at 8.30pm and 10 personnel with one engine were dispatched to the scene.

When they arrived, five cars were still burning and they began putting out the fire to prevent it from spreading further.


(File pix) Five vehicles were destroyed in a fire at the Damai Point car park, Kota Kinabalu last night. Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department

“Among the vehicles involved are Toyota Altis, Proton Persona, Volkswagen Golf, BMW and Toyota Vios. We’re still investigating the cause of the fire.

“They managed to control the fire at 9.01pm and they did a thorough check on the affected area to ensure there was no other trigger that could start another fire.

“A K9 unit was also dispatched to the location to facilitate investigation,” he said in a statement today.

No injuries were reported and the operation ended at 10.04pm.