Fire Outbreak in Federal secretariat Abuja!!
Reports have it that the complex housing major government offices in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital, is on fire.
Although the cause of the fire is unknown at the time of filing this report, Premium Times reports that, thick smokes have engulfed the building and its surrounding.
Following the pandemonium that followed the inferno, some workers were seen scampering for safety while a good number of staff and visitors are presently trapped in the complex.
PM News correspondent reported that, the inferno started from the block occupied by the Federal Ministry of Education, adding that fire fighters are currently battling to put out the fire before it spread to adjourning buildings.
Witnesses also confirmed that the ravaging fire stared from the sixth floor of the building and is believed to have gutted the seventh and eight floors.
Fire fighters are still having a swell time putting out the inferno, sources added.
An emergency official, who did not want his identity to be revealed said: “All the fire extinguishers in the building have expired. “They could have been used to extinguish the fire when it first started. But they didn’t work.”
The fire was contained 30minutes after the outbreak as the spokeman for the fire service department claimed they were only informed of the fire 30 minutes into the incident.
He added there was no causalities in the outbreak
of the fire but confirmed the cause of the fire was still unknown.