Fire in Egypt Media Production City under control

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Mar 2024

A small fire broke out late Monday on the set of the series Alf Leila w Leila - a Ramadan television series - which is being filmed at the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) in 6 October City.

Firefighters from the Civil Protection Administration and workers from the studio check the location after putting out the fire in the set of the Egyptian Media Production City. Photo courtesy of EMPC Facebook page.


Firefighters from the Civil Protection Administration successfully contained the fire.

The fire did not cause any deaths, but a limited number of people suffered smoke inhalation and had to be treated at the city's medical centre. 

An unknown number of patients were transferred to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The EMPC media complex covers an area of 35 million square metres and is responsible for broadcasting most local channels.

On Saturday, a major fire in Cairo destroyed the 80-year-old Al-Ahram Studio in Cairo's Giza district - one of the Arab world's most prestigious and oldest film production houses.

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