A fire has broken out at the powerhouse of Reethi Beach Resort, located in Baa Atoll, causing an island-wide power outage on Saturday.
Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said they received report of the incident around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
According to MNDF, the fire broke out at the resort’s powerhouse and workshop and has now been controlled by their fire team.
Staff at the resort reports that the wall and roof of the powerhouse had collapsed onto the ground due to the fire. The 200 and more guests vacationing at the resort were reportedly taken to the main bar when the fire broke out.
The dense smoke is causing difficulties for staff to reside in their accommodation blocks, they said.