House burns down in fire in Machangolhi district

A house in Machangolhi district damaged in a fire on May 27, 2021. (Photo/MNDF)

A fire broke out in a house in Machangolhi district of Male’ City on early Thursday, resulting in extensive damages.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) said the fire broke out on the third floor of Ma. Morning View. The incident was reported to MNDF at approximately 05:00 am.

There were three people on the third floor when the fire broke out. They sustained minor injuries attempting to get out of the building, said MNDF.

Photos released by MNDF shows the building was extensively damaged in the fire.

Male’ City Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu visited the scene of the fire to observe the damage on Thursday morning.

The fire is under investigation by the police.