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Panic as fire guts Federal Secretariat, Abuja

No serious damage caused by secretariat fire – Ministry
Scene of the fire incident at Federal Secretariat, Abuja

There was a fire outbreak at the Federal Civil Service Secretariat, Abuja early Saturday morning.

It was learnt that the blaze which started from an office on the third floor in the Ministry of Tourism had destroyed electronic items and items of furniture before it was put off by men of the fire service.

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It was learnt that the fire was observed by some security personnel who raised the alarm which drew the attention of emergency rescue workers around the area.

Men of the Federal and FCT Fire Services who were informed about the incident arrived shortly after and extinguished the fire.

The Director-General, Federal Capital Territory Emergency Service, Alhaji Abass Idriss stated that the fire had been brought under control.

He said, “We suspect that the fire was from an electrical spark, but everything is under control, the fire has been put off, and the damage wasn’t much.”

 

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