Fire at US embassy in Pakistan: spokesman

May 2, 2010 by Post Team 

Fire at US embassy in Pakistan: spokesman:ISLAMABAD: A fire broke out in the US chancery building in Islamabad on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of any casualties, a US embassy spokesman said, ruling out any t*rror*sm in the incident.

“There was a small fire in the main chancery building,” embassy spokesman Richard Snelsire said. It had now been extinguished, he added.

“We have no report of any injuries or any casualties,” he said. The spokesman ruled out any act of t*rror*sm in the incident.

“We don’t have any reason to believe it was terrorist related,” he said.

There was a small fire on the first floor of the chancery which is the main embassy building, he said.

The extent of damage was not immediately clear and the spokesman said an assessment was underway.

He said the embassy was evacuated but the number of staff leaving the building was not given.

The US embassy is in the heavily guarded diplomatic enclave. Access to the area is restricted.

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