By Ali Jawad <br>
BAGHDAD (AA) – A fire broke out at Iraq’s Oil Ministry headquarters in central Baghdad on Thursday, according to a local police source.
Ahmed Khalaf, a Baghdad police officer, told Anadolu Agency that the fire had torn through at least one floor of the building.
Civil-defense teams, he said, were still fighting to prevent the blaze from spreading to other floors.
<p>"There is no information thus far regarding the extent of the damage or the cause of the fire," he said.<br>
Several Iraqi government institutions have been damaged by fire in recent months.
Earlier this month, at least nine people were killed when a fire tore through a government-run women’s shelter in Baghdad.