Storeroom fire reported at Palm Beach Resort

A storeroom at the Palm Beach Resort in Lhaviyani Atoll caught fire last night (February 9), requiring the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) to intervene.

MNDF Media Officer Abdulla Ali told local media that MNDF fire fighters attended the scene and were eventually able to bring the blaze under control by about 9:00pm yesterday evening.

A team from Lhaviany Naifaru police station and firemen from MNDF northern command area travelled to the resort around 6:55pm last night after being informed of the blaze, according to media reports.