Office staff evacuated after Isle of Man fire

Office staff have been evacuated from a building in the centre of Douglas after a fire broke out in the roof of a building on Prospect Hill in Douglas.

A government spokesman said staff from Nivison House on Hill Street have been sent home and the offices closed.

The Isle of Man fire service was called out at about 15:30 BST on Thursday to a fire behind the Prospect Hotel.

The fire service said the blaze was brought under control within an hour and no injuries were reported.

The government spokesman said: "Nivison House is where the Department of Economic Development's Job Centre, Job Club, careers service, work permits team and training division are situated.

"If there is any impact on the opening of Nivison House tomorrow [Friday] we shall issue a further update as soon as possible."

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