Plastic Factory Burnt in KalideresBERITAJAKARTA.COM — 4/29/2011 3:48:52 PM
At least two plastic factories which also PT Sumber Mas warehouse in Rawa Lele warehouse area, RT 04/10, Kalideres burned down on Friday (4/29). Luckily, there are no casualties in the fire incident. But, money loss predicted up to hundreds of million rupiahs.
Maskun (32) local resident expressed that the fire started at 7 am. Even though the factory had not operated, dozens of employees had come to begin their activities. Suddenly fire started inside the factory. The employees and local resident tried to extinguish the fire. But, the fire grew bigger and spread to other buildings due to flammable objects.
"The residents have tried extinguishing the fire but the effort was result-less," said Maskun, Friday (4/29).
West Jakarta Head of Firefighting and Disaster Management Agency (Damkar and PB), Endang Chaerudin explained that the source of fire was short circuit from one of factory rooms. His side have sent 18 fire trucks to extinguish the fire. He admitted the firefighter had difficulties in extinguishing the fire due to inflammable objects.
“The plastic bags made the fire difficult to extinguish. Therefore, we must spray the spacial chemical liquid which contains foam and water to make the room wet and inundated. It is aimed to extinguish the fire fully," he expressed. Luckily, five hours later the fire had been extinguished successfully.