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JUST IN: Fire Guts Federal House of Representative

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A section of the Federal House of Representative on Thursday guts Fire.

SOJ WORLDWIDE  gathered that the incident occured in the evening on Thursday from a suspected electric spark.

This was confirmed by the Director, Information, National Assembly, Agada Rawlings Emmanuel.

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According to Emmanuel, the fire occurred in one of the Janitors on the 2nd floor, Room 227 in the new-wing of the House of Representatives.

The fire started from an electrical fault which was noticed by a staff to the Clerk of the House and who immediately alerted the Federal Fire Service Unit stationed in the National Assembly Complex.

He said,

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“Accordingly, the fire have been put out with assistance of staff on duty who immediately broke into the affected office and effectively deployed stationed fire extinguishers on the floor before the arrival of the fire service officers.

“Consequently, the combined prompt efforts, contained the fire to the affected office only and power supply to the wing put off to enable a full assessment and investigations into the incident.

“It is expected that, after due assessment by the fire service and the Estate and works directorates, Normalcy in the New-Wings, housing all principal officer’s of the House of Representatives and Honourable members office’s will be restored immediately.

“Management wish to commend the prompt response/ actions by the first responders particularly, National Assembly staff and the Fire Service Unit in helping to curtain the fire outbreak,” he said in a statement.

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