Building in Indonesia presidential compound burns
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Orange flames and black smoke billowed on March 21 from a government building inside the compound housing Indonesia's presidential palace. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
The third and four floors of the State Secretariat building caught fire at around 5pm as many employees were going home, said special staff to the president Daniel Sparingga.
He said nearly 30 fire trucks were deployed to extinguish the blaze, which burned for nearly two hours.
The building is about 200m (yards) from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's office. Dr Yudhoyono, who was holding a Cabinet meeting in his office, went to the scene when the fire broke out. The first lady was seen clutching a camera and pointing as she watched the building burn.