Heritage (Monrovia)

30 January 2013

Liberia: Fire Guts Capitol Building Again

Fire on Tuesday evening- January 28, 2013 gutted the Capitol Building, destroying mainly the Legislative Information Services. The Capitol Building is the seat of the Legislature. According to reports, the fire, which cause is yet to be established by The Heritage independently, destroyed several important documents at the information services.

However, the blazing fire was later quenched with the help of the Liberia Fire Service, some staff of the Legislature among others. The fire incident drew the attention of several lawmakers, including Montserrado County District # 6 Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe. The concerned lawmakers described the incident as very regrettable owing to its destruction.

This is not the first time fire has gutted the Capitol Building. It could be recalled that some time ago, fire gutted the Capitol Building, destroying some key facilities of the building.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Legislature has vowed to launch a full scale investigation into the latest fire incident to independently establish the actual cause of the incident.

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