A fire was reported at Tunjungan Plaza 5, located on Jenderal Basuki Rachmat Street, Surabaya city, East Java, around 5:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday.
According to information posted on the Surabaya SIAGA Whatsapp group, the fire was first reported by Surabaya Transportation Office personnel and is currently being handled by the Surabaya City Fire Department.
The fire was quite large and smoke billowed from the high-rise building located between SOGO and Four Points. The Surabaya City Fire Department dispatched 13 fire trucks, three of which were equipped with Bronto Skylift, to the site.
The fire caused a traffic jam on some roads in the city, including Basuki Rahmat Street, Embong Malang, and Tunjungan Street.
Some Transportation Office personnel, public order officers, security agents, and policemen evacuated people via Basuki Rachmat Street.
“The road is jammed, there is a fire at Tunjungan Plaza,” one of the motorcyclists passing Basuki Rachmat Street said.
A personnel from the Surabaya City Fire Department, Dhanny, said that a number of firefighters are currently at the location to extinguish the fire.
“Hopefully, it can be resolved immediately,” he added.
Source: Antara News