There was a spark from the burner: in Jakarta, during the repair, the dome of the mosque caught fire and collapsed (video)
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According to investigators, a spark from a burner got into the glass wool roofing material, and the fire quickly spread to large areas. At least 10 fire trucks left the scene.
In the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the dome of the city's mosque of the Islamic Center caught fire and collapsed. It happened during renovation work on the roof of the building. Tempo reports this.
The Jakarta Police have launched an investigation into the fire. The investigation believes that the fire was caused by sparks from a burner during repairs.
The workers told law enforcement officers that they wanted to install the roof of the dome of the mosque and used plywood for this. They melted the membrane and rolled the asphalt to attach the roofing material with a fire tool.
Investigators suspect that a spark from a burner hit the glass wool roofing material and eventually started the fire. They clarified that the workers tried to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, but it quickly spread to large areas and burned the dome, after which it collapsed. At least 10 fire engines were dispatched to the scene.
The head of the cultural art department of the Center for Islamic Research and Development, Hanni Fitriyya, said that no one was injured during the fire.
September 26 in the Chinese city of Changsha a large-scale fire engulfed a 200-meter skyscraper. The high-rise building housed the state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom.