Acting Governor of DKI Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono said the DKI Provincial Government will discuss the repair of the Jakarta Islamic Center (JIC) mosque which caught fire while being renovated yesterday.
“The improvement in the Jakarta Islamic Center is being discussed. Earlier I just had a meeting. Right, there are still improvements,” said Heru at DKI Jakarta City Hall, Thursday, October 20.
“We’ll see if there needs to be additional budget discussions and so on, we’ll see later with the parties working on it,” said Heru.
As previously reported, the fire marked the Jakarta Islamic Center on Jalan Kramat Jaya, North Tugu Village, Koja District, North Jakarta on Wednesday, October 19 at around 15.20 WIB.
The fire started to extinguish at 16.30 WIB, but is still waiting for the cooling process. The fire was declared extinguished at 18.53 WIB.
This blackout was carried out by 90 personnel with 21 fire engines.
Based on information from the police, the fire started when four PT Agung Sentosa Pratama workers renovated the dome of the Jakarta Islamic Center Mosque. At that time the renovation was using triplex materials.
Head of Intelligence and Security at the North Jakarta Metro Police, AKBP Slamet Wibisono, said that as a result of the renovation process with a building fuel mechanism, sparks appeared that caused the fire to occur.
The witnesses melted the membrane (rolled asphalt) to attach the roof material using a fuel. It is suspected that the spark from the fuel device hit the glasbul until the fire broke out,” said Slamet in his statement, Wednesday, October 19.