Treasury House after the fire extinguished

A fire outbreak at the Abuja Office of the Accountant General of the Federation was successfully extinguished on Wednesday.

The fire was stopped by the combined efforts of the Federal Fire Service, the FCT Fire Service and Nigerian Navy Fire Department.

Firemen from Julius Berger PLC, NNPC Fire Department and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) also joined the efforts.

When the fire gutted Treasury House

A staff of the office, also known as the Treasury House, said the fire started at about 10.15 a.m.

Workers were already at work.

The FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma, told newsmen at the scene that investigation into the cause of the fire has commenced.

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He advised motorists to use alternative routes into the area.

He said the Ladoke Akintola Boulevard would be cordoned off during the investigation.

Ciroma said parts of the building were damaged.