Fire contained near ship-building shops in Alexandria, no casualties
Smoke rises after fire - YOUM7/Hazim Abdel Samad

CAIRO: Civil defense forces contained a huge fire that erupted in wood kiosks in the Anfoshy area, which contains many ship-building shops, west Alexandria governorate, Youm7 reported Monday.

Investigations revealed that a short circuit started the blaze, which was extinguished before reaching any ships. No casualties were reported.

In August, another fire was contained after erupting in four-story plastics warehouse in Cairo’s northern district of Shubra el-Khema.

No casualties were reported. The cause of the fire remains unknown; meanwhile, Qalyubia governorate security Chief Saeed Shalaby said a preliminary investigation indicates that a short circuit has caused the fire.

On Aug. 22, a fire broke out in the eight-story building of El-Ataba call center in downtown Cairo leaving no casualties among civilians while a police officer was injured due to suffocation.

Also on Aug. 9, a large fire erupted at a paint factory in the 6 October City south of Cairo, the cause of which is still unknown.

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