The air-conditioning compressor unit damaged by fire.

MIRI: An air-conditioning compressor unit outside a shop in Centre Point here caught fire.

In the incident on Tuesday (Sept 15), nine firemen from the Miri fire station went to the scene after being alerted around 8.50pm.

Prior to the incident, members of the public saw plumes of smoke coming out from the compressor unit.

However, the fire burnt itself out by the time the firefighters arrived.  

Firemen immediately shut off the main electricity supply before inspecting the surrounding area.