Huge fire engulfs Klender train station, Jakarta-Bekasi KRL line disrupted

Fire in Klender train station, East Jakarta this morning. Photo: Twitter

A fire broke out at the Klender train station in East Jakarta this morning, disrupting the KRL Commuterline service on the Jakarta Kota-Bekasi line.

The fire began at around 7:30am, a time when the station is usually packed by morning commuters. Luckily, there were no casualties from the incident.

“The fire department is on location to extinguish the fire and there were no injuries or death,” said PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek spokesperson Eva Chairunnisa, as quoted by Kompas.

The East Jakarta Fire Department extinguished the fire by 8:30am. There was heavy damage to the station, but the cost of the damage has not yet been estimated.

“The rooms that were destroyed by the fire were the depot, office toilet, stationmaster office, train service room, ticket counters, waiting room, security room, and a server room,” said East Jakarta Fire Department head Gatot Sulaeman, as quoted by Kompas.

It is believed that the fire started from the depot, but it’s not yet known what caused it.

Klender station is closed for at least today. The fire temporarily halted operations on the Jakarta Kota-Bekasi line earlier this morning, but it has now resumed with KRL Commuterline trains bypassing Klender station while it remains closed.

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