SS2 Damasara, Sunday 7 Nov 1999

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Damansara, Sunday 7 Nov at about 9:00am a small fire starts in a car workshop.
 

The blaze spreads rapidly through the closely packed wooden buildings.
 

Residents hurry to move personal possessions into the street.

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The fire brigade (Bomba) arrive promptly.
 


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But working with hopelessly inadequate equipment, and not enough of that,
 

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the blaze rages out of control for 30 minutes.

Consuming everything in its path.

These already poor people often escape with just the clothes they are wearing.
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Residents use a leak in a fire hose to assist the over stretched firemen.
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After only 1 hour all that remains is a pile of smoking, junk.

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Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt in this blaze, similar conflagrations are a common occurance in the illegal squatter communities which exist all over KL so the alarm spreads rapidly and people can escape.

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