Government building closed due to fire

| 30/01/2015 | 12 Comments
Cayman News Service

Fire crews arrive at the GOAB after reports of a small fire inside

(CNS) Update: Officials say the cause of a small fire at the Government Office Administration Building (GOAB) on Elgin Avenue this morning was an electrical “arc” on one of the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) units that support CIG’s information technology infrastructure within the building. There were no casualties or injuries during the emergency evacuation. The Fire Service responded with two rescue trucks and three tankers, and was on the scene in around three minutes. Fire crews remained until the all clear was given just before 1.00pm.

Once the fire was contained, fire officers tested carbon dioxide levels around the building before clearing worker re-entry, according to an official release.

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  1. The watcher says:

    Let’s hope that the daily productivity or any important decisions were not delayed due to this interruption.

    • Anonymous says:

      A clear illustration why it has been foolhardy and too much risk to concentrate all of Government in one building. Dey mus want all of government to shut down.
      Which consultants advised on dis again?

    • Hiding says:

      I miss the LOL button that we had on the old CNS site.

      CNS: So do I. I think I may be able to bring back that and the Troll button. No promises yet, though.

  2. Anonymous says:

    And this building was inspected and passed by the same heroes who give me no end of grief and red tape to pass my little project??!!

    • Anonymous says:

      The story says that the fire occurred in a UPS unit ,something that is not part of the planning inspection process.

  3. Driftwood says:

    And in the latest news several senior civil servants and politicians were seen entering the room where the fire was carrying large files of creditcard statements. They returned allegedley empty handed.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The employees are not going to return to work at 1 pm on a Friday afternoon they’re all in the Mango Tree!

  5. Another brick in da wall says:

    Ozzie overheated again?

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