Three fire trucks trying to overcome a serious fire broke out around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday 26 June, at the corner of Remy Ollier and Louis Pasteur in Port Louis. It is an old stone building with a tin roof and housing primarily several clothing stores that caught fire in circumstances that are not clear.
The wind makes it difficult for fire and fanning the flames reached the building across the street, the High Tower case. This building houses the headquarters of the Electoral Commission. To 19 hours, firefighters were able to identify that part of the fire. Only the roof of the building was hit by the disaster.
Meanwhile, a team of SSU came there to lend a hand in rescue operations. When the fire threatened the headquarters of the Electoral Commission in the late afternoon, employees were still in the building. The danger has passed around 19:30.