Fire has gutted the headquarters of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) located along Sokoto Road in the state capital.
Eyewitnesses told newsmen that the fire, which gutted a part of the two-storey building, started around 10:30am on Saturday.
Although officials of the Federal Fire Service have put out the fire, the management of the commission has yet to make an official statement on the cause of the inferno.
The fire incident took place just as KADSIECOM prepares for the conduct of chairmanship and counsellorship elections in the 23 local government areas of the state.
Chairperson of KADSIECOM, Dr Saratu Dikko-Audu, had announced the date on February 9, during a meeting with political parties and relevant stakeholders in the polls.
According to her, the election timetable was announced following the passage of the bill by the State House of Assembly, to allow the use of electronic machine for voting during the elections.
The poll was earlier scheduled to hold in December 2017 but was cancelled indefinitely due to delay in the passage of the use of electronic voting system by the state Assembly.