Flames Devour Colonial-Era Shop at Jakarta's Oldest Market

Firefighters put out flames at Pasar Baru, Jakarta, on Tuesday (27/02). (Antara Photo/Galih Pradipta)

By : Sheany | on 12:09 PM February 28, 2018
Category : News, Jakarta, Disasters

Jakarta. More than 10 witnesses will be questioned in a police probe into a fire incident at a an old textile shop in a Dutch colonial-era complex at Jakarta's oldest market, Pasar Baru, on Tuesday (27/02).

"We plan take testimonies from the witnesses today, after we investigate the crime scene," Sawah Besar Police chief Comr. Eka Baasith said, as quoted by state news agency Antara.

The fire broke out at Isardas Tailor around 4:40 p.m. It was brought under control at 6 p.m.

The shop, opened in 1929, offered custom-made suits.

No casualties were reported.

The fire was probably touched off by a short circuit, Central Jakarta Police spokesman Comr. Suyatno told reporters, as quoted by BeritaSatu.com.

"The case is now handled by Sawah Besar Police," he said.

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