Firefighters contain major fire in historic building in Downtown Cairo; no casualties

Ahram Online , Tuesday 5 Jun 2018

Civil Defense vehicles at the fire scene (Photo: Al Ahram Arabic Website)

Civil Defense Forces in Cairo contained a huge fire that broke out in an historic building belonging to the Ministry of Culture behind Al-Fath mosque in the Ramses area of Downtown Cairo, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported early on Tuesday.

The Civil Defense operations room received a report of a fire in a two-story building in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Eight fire trucks were immediately rushed to control the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby buildings.

An ambulance officer said that three individuals suffered from smoke inhalation and were treated. 

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