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Saudi Arabia says Makkah shop fire controlled by civil defence

The fire started on the second floor of an electronics store in Al-Rawdah on 7 January

Saudi Arabia's SPA said a fire that broke out in a Makkah shop was put out by local civil defence teams [representational image].
Saudi Arabia's SPA said a fire that broke out in a Makkah shop was put out by local civil defence teams [representational image].

Saudi Arabian civil defence teams put out a fire that broke out in a Makkah shop on 7 January, 2019.

Firefighters in Makkah put out the fire that started in an electrical appliances store within Al-Rawdah district.

Spokesperson for General Department of Civil Defense in Makkah, Maj Naif Al-Sharif, said the incident occurred on the second floor of the shop, adding that no injuries were sustained due to the fire.

An investigation is under way to identify the cause of the fire, Al-Sharif added, according to Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA.

News of the fire comes after a September 2018 blaze broke out in Dammam on 2 September, 2018.

As is the case with the recent Makkah incident, no injuries were reported by SPA from the Dammam incident, which occurred at a branch of the general prosecution. At the time, SPA said that the Dammam fire broke out after a technical fault with “conditioning machines” on one of the building’s upper floors.

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