A fire has struck out at the currently in-development Water Park avenue at Hulhumale'.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) confirms the incident originated when an unused tire used at the park for recreational purposes caught fire. The authority further affirms the fire has been completely extinguished.

Moreover, MNDF reports officers of the authority's Fire and Rescue department took charge in controlling and dousing the fire.

Sources indicate apart from the damage to the material catching fire, no other damges were inflicted on property or persons.

Earlier, sources reported of a fire striking out near the oil storage unit at Velana International Airport (VIA) sometime on Monday evening.

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) reports one of its employees sustaining injuries during the incident at the airport.