The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has called on the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to form committees to investigate the causes of the fire that broke out Sunday evening at the GECOL's warehouse in Al-Kraimiya area in Tripoli suburbs, urging for submitting a detailed report to his office.

Dbeibah also issued instructions to the Minister of Interior to evacuate homes located near the burning warehouses. He also directed the heads of the National Safety Authority and the Board of Directors of the National Oil Corporation to provide ambulances.

The GECOL's spokesman Wiam Al-Tayeb told Libya Al-Ahrar TV that the company officially addressed the Public Prosecutor to open an investigation into the fire incident to find out who was involved and whether it was arson. Al-Tayeb explained that the materials that caught fire were contracted for the company and related to electrical projects.

It's worth mentioning that Al-Tayeb issued a decision at the end of last December to form a committee to inventory fixed and movable assets, including the equipment inside the warehouse that caught fire. A letter sent by the head of the committee in charge of the inventory to Al-Tayeb revealed that the committee began its work at the end of last February, and that it began inventorying the burned warehouse 4 days before the fire broke out.

National Safety Authority's firemen managed to put out the fire late at night after hours of efforts. Three firefighters suffered burns, but no deaths were reported.