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Rev & Tax under Fire Watch

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Following up on a story we first brought you on Tuesday, the Department of Revenue & Taxation is under a Fire Watch, ordered by the Guam Fire Department until it comes up to code. As we reported GFD inspectors started looking into the situation at DRT on Monday and were back at the agency on Tuesday.

KUAM News has learned the Barrigada Heights facility's fire protection systems are not working, and may not have been for a while now.

DRT was the first agency, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero toured after being sworn into office.

"We are very first and foremost concerned that the safety of our employees and the safety of the customers are there," the governor said. "So we are working cooperatively with the landlord, the Guam Fire Department and of course Rev & Tax, to find the best solution to make sure we keep our employees safe. Right now, there are no plans to move, we are waiting for some results from other clients of assessments, and we'll go from there."

KUAM stopped by the office today. Employees were taking turns every half hour to inspect the interior and exterior of the facility to ensure the safety of co-workers and patrons.  The property is owned by the JoeTen Corporation of Saipan.

Sen. Joe San Agustin, chair on the Legislature's Budget and Finance Committee and is a former Rev and Tax employee responded to the issue.

"They're leasing it for over $114,000 a month - that concerns me that the building is not equipped and not being maintained by the landlord," he said.

In August of 2013, the department closed for two days because of an electrical fire.

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