Civil protection recommends demolition of burnt El-Fagala building

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 Jul 2015

Fire-fighters battle a fire in a three-storey building on El-Fagala Street off Ramsis Square, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, 20 July 2015 (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Cairo’s Civil Protection Forces recommended that the burnt El-Fagala Street building off Ramsis square be demolished, after a six-hour blaze on Monday ravaged the structure, Ahram Arabic website reported.

Firefighters managed to cool down the structure on Tuesday.

Investigations are currently underway to determine how the fire began.

A video showing the fire in the building went viral online. 

The building is home to five bookshops located on the ground floor.

El-Fagala Street is well known as a commercial centre for bookshops as well as printing factories.

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