An aerial view of Jakarta firefighters battling the flame at the Attorney General's Office compound in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)

AGO Building Destroyed in 12-Hour Inferno

BY :JOANITO DE SAOJOAO

AUGUST 23, 2020

Jakarta. A massive blaze ravaged the main building of the Attorney General’s Office on Saturday night and it took almost 12 hours for firefighters to completely put out the fire.

The Jakarta Fire Department deployed around 50 fire trucks and 200 personnel to battle the flames, which ripped through the right wing of the seven-story building. They soon realized that their priority was to prevent the fast-moving flames from reaching the other part of the building.

Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin said on Saturday no one was injured in the incident and no documents on legal cases being handled by prosecutors were destroyed. The blaze destroyed offices of the human resources department, finance department, and general affairs department, he said.

The Jakarta Police said on Sunday a thorough investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident and access to the area is temporarily closed.

A policeman stands guard as firefighters battle a fire ravaging a main building at the Attorney General s Office compound on Jalan Panglima Polim in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
A policeman stands guard as firefighters battle a fire ravaging a main building at the Attorney General's Office compound on Jalan Panglima Polim in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
Firefighters use a skylift crane to contain the flames in a building at the Attorney General s Office building and prevent them from spreading into another side of the building on Jalan Panglima Polim in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
Firefighters use a skylift crane to contain the flames in a building at the Attorney General's Office compound and prevent them from spreading into another side of the building on Jalan Panglima Polim in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
A massive blaze rips through a seven-story building inside the Attorney General s Office compound in South Jakarta on the night of August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
A massive blaze rips through a seven-story building inside the Attorney General's Office compound in South Jakarta on the night of August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
An aerial view of the massive flames that destroy the north wing of a main building at the Attorney General s Office compound in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
An aerial view of the massive flames that destroy the north wing of a main building at the Attorney General's Office compound in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
Fire fighters battle a flame at the Attorney General s Office from Jalan Panglima Polim in South Jakarta on Aug. 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
Fire fighters battle a flame at the Attorney General's Office from Jalan Panglima Polim in South Jakarta on Aug. 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
A fire destroys the right wing of a main building at the Attorney General s Office compound and flames move fast into the left side of the building in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
A fire destroys the right wing of a main building at the Attorney General's Office compound and flames move fast into the left side of the building in South Jakarta on August 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)

 

 

 

 

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