A fire broke out in a private residence in Galolhu district of Male’ City on Sunday, resulting in damages.
The fire broke out on the third floor of G. Zamaanee Manzil at approximately 02:50 pm.
According to Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), firefighters put out the fire at 03:15 pm.
MNDF’s spokesperson Captain Hana Mohamed told Sun the fire did not result in any injuries.
A resident of the home told Sun the fire originated from a circuit board in the apartment’s living room.
“We believe it caught fire due to a short circuit. The ceiling of the living room was completely burnt in the incident. The walls are black with soot. It will be two-three days before it can be made habitable again,” said the resident.
There were five people in the apartment when the fire broke out, none of whom sustained any injuries.