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MNDF extinguishes blaze in Thilafushi

Shahudha Mohamed
08 July 2020, MVT 00:13
Fire outbreak at a Secure Bag Maldives Pvt Ltd godown located in Thilafushi, Kaafu Atoll. PHOTO: MNDF
Shahudha Mohamed
08 July 2020, MVT 00:13

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)'s Fire and Rescue Service, in the early hours of Wednesday, extinguished the laze that erupted in a godown at Thilafushi, Kaafu Atoll.

According to MNDF, after various efforts to control the blaze, the fire was reduced by about 90 percent by 2300hrs.

Authorities revealed that the blaze began in a godown of Secure Bag Maldives Pvt Ltd, containing flammable items such as paint, in addition to metal.

Local media first reported the incident around 2100hrs, after which MNDF's Spokesperson Major Ibrahim Azim confirmed that military personnel were on-site, working to extinguish the blaze.

Due to the difficulty in controlling the blaze, a second team of Fire and Rescue Services arrived at Thilafushi around 2200hrs for further assistance.

Local media Mihaaru reported that an individual on Thilafushi expressed concerns over the fire spreading to the neighbouring boatyard. However, MNDF managed to control the blaze before it spread to adjacent sites.

Although authorities put out the fire, the exact extent of the damages caused by the blaze have yet to be determined.

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