The Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) building along Jalan Gasing in Petaling Jaya has caught fire today, malaysiakini reported.
Pictures and videos circulating online earlier showed a fire raging at the Petaling Jaya landmark, with the billowing smoke visible from kilometres away.
He also tweeted that the, "Fire has stopped on my side, dont know if it continued on the other side of the building".
Fire damage appeared severe and extensive, however, with the entire exterior of the building showing signs of heavy scorching.
According to the Fire and Rescue Department, no casualties have been reported so far and the blaze is now under control.
A department spokesman said that the fire started at about 11.50am and engulfed about 40% of the six-floor building in flames.
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Forty-three firefighters, including three officers, were engaged in fighting the blaze.
Following the statement by deputy director-general of the Fire and Rescue Services Department that the fire was ignited by a spark on the external cladding of the building, Datuk Shahril added, "We are very concerned that our external cladding could have been the cause of the fire and will certainly extend our fullest cooperation to the authorities".
The fund said its EPF Crisis Response team worked closely with the Fire Department to ensure that the fire did not spread to any other floor or to surrounding areas.
"As the safety of customers and staff is our prime concern, the building has been totally evacuated", it added.
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