Renovation works may have led to fire at Finance Ministry, say cops

PUTRAJAYA: Sparks from a nearby renovation works that accidentally hit a pile of papers is believed to have caused the fire at a dumpsite located on the ground floor of the Finance Ministry here on Tuesday (Dec 6).

Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said police received the distress call via MERS999 at 2.36pm.

"The fire, which occurred at the ministry's bulk waste storage area, was first noticed by an electrical maintenance staff member.

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"Workers tried to put out the fire on their own but to no avail," he said when contacted.

Investigations revealed that the fire was believed to have been caused by sparks from renovation works that had set a pile of papers aflamed at the dumpsite, he said.

"However, the real cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Fire and Rescue Department.

"The fire was completely put out and no one was injured during the incident," he added.

Meanwhile, the Finance Ministry also confirmed that a small fire had occurred at the dumpsite.

"The fire was successfully put out by the Fire and Rescue Department. The fire did not spread to other areas at the headquarters.

"There were no injuries or losses reported," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry is still waiting for the official report from the authorities on the cause of the fire.

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