Fri, 18 Jul 2003

Fire razes factory in Pulo Gadung

JAKARTA: Fire razed a packing materials factory owned by PT Inti Multi Utama in Pulo Gadung industrial estate, East Jakarta, on Wednesday evening.

No casualties were reported in the incident, and material losses have yet to be estimated.

East Jakarta fire brigade deployed 15 appliances to the scene but they only managed to extinguish the fire after midnight.

A firefighter, Mardianto, said that a security guard at the factory saw the fire starting at around 9:30 p.m. in the 3,000- square-meter factory. The factory contained inflammable materials used for producing the packing materials.

Cakung Police are still investigating the incident and have yet to discover the cause of the fire. -- Antara