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Saudi firefighters contain blaze at 15-floor Makkah hotel

The fire is believed to have started on the eighth floor of the hotel in Aziziyah neighbourhood, which was housed by 600 Turkish and Yemeni pilgrims

A fire broke out at a hotel in Makkah [representational image].
A fire broke out at a hotel in Makkah [representational image].

A fire broke out in a 15-floor hotel in Saudi Arabia's Makkah region.

An air-conditioning unit, installed in the building's eighth floor, is believed to have been the point where the fire broke out. 

The hotel, situated in Aziziyah neighbourhood, was housed by 600 Turkish and Yemeni pilgrims. 

No casualties were reported from the incident. 

Maj Naif Al-Sharif, spokesman of the Civil Defense General Department in Makkah, said firefighters successfully controlled the blaze. 

An investigation is underway to identify the fire's cause, state agency SPA reported.

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