A Fire Broke Out In 1 Utama. What Exactly Happened?

Good thing nobody was hurt.

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1 Utama Management Announces That 1 Utama Is Open And Safe To Visit After Morning Fire

1 Utama Shopping Centre announced on their Facebook that the small fire that broke out was extinguished and that the mall was safe again

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At about 9.30am on 11 July 2014, a fire broke out in 1 Utama, a popular shopping mall in Petaling Jaya

A part of One Utama caught fire this morning.

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A fire broke out in 1 Utama Friday morning, causing a traffic crawl along the nearby Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) as curious motorists slowed down to watch the large plume of smoke rising from the shopping centre.

Around 9:30am this morning, it was reported that a minor fire broke out at One Utama Shopping Centre at Bandar Utama.

The fire originated from the food court located in the new wing

An arial view of when the incident happened.

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A 1 Utama spokesman, when contacted, confirmed that there was a small fire at the Food Republic food court in the new wing of the shopping mall. "We can confirm there was a small fire originating from the kitchen of one of the stalls at Food Republic. The fire did not spread and was extinguished soon after."

Even before the firemen arrived, the mall staff had already put the fire out

The fire was extinguished before the firemen arrived.

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A spokesman from the Damansara Utama Fire and Rescue Department said the fire had already been put out by mall staff when firemen arrived at the scene at 9.30am.

Thankfully, nobody was hurt during the incident and the mall opened as usual after the fire was extinguished

Nobody got hurt during the fire.

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She said no one was hurt in the incident, and the mall opened for business as usual at 10am. "The management is waiting for a report on the cause of the fire and will conduct an inquiry into the matter," she added.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but could have been caused by poor ventilation in one of the kitchens in the food courts

The fire could have originated due to poor ventilation in one of the kitchens.

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"The fire could have started because the exhaust fan could not fully absorb the flames from a grill located in the kitchen," he said.

This isn't the first time 1 Utama caught on fire. Read about it HERE:

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