VIDEO: Fire at Haramain Rail station in Jeddah 75% controlled

Makkah provincial government has revealed updates about extinguishing the fire that injured five individuals

The fire at Haramain High-Speed Rail's Jeddah station.
Twitter / MakkahRegion
The fire at Haramain High-Speed Rail's Jeddah station.

A fire that broke out at Saudi Arabia's newly opened 450km Haramain High-Speed Rail network's station in Jeddah has reportedly injured five people and is at least 75% extinguished, it has been confirmed by the Makkah provincial government. 

The station serves the main Haramain High Speed Rail system on a route that opened to the public in October 2018, transporting passengers between Makkah and Madinah. 

The five injured individuals were shifted to a local hospital, Makkah Region's government confirmed on Twitter. 

Makkah Region tweeted at 09.52pm local time that 50% of the fire had been controlled, after it said in a previous tweet that 16 teams were working to extinguish the blaze.

The authority followed this with a tweet at 11.36pm local time, stating the fire extinguishing operation was 75% complete. 

Haramain Rail's Jeddah station caught fire [Twitter/MakkahRegion].

General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence said in an earlier tweet that its teams were working on extinguishing the fire. 

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud officially opened the 450km Haramain High-Speed Rail on 25 September 2018 in Jeddah

As well as connecting Makkah and Madinah, Haramain High-Speed Rail will stop at King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdulaziz International Airport, and Jeddah Downtown.

Editor's note: This story was updated based on live updates by Makkah Region about the fire extinguishing operation.

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