Fire erupts at toy warehouse north of Cairo, no casualties
Fire erupts at toy warehouse north of Cairo - YOUM7

CAIRO: Civil protection forces contained a fire that erupted Sunday morning at a toy warehouse at Cairo’s northern district of al-Mokkatam, Youm7 reported.

Ten fire trucks were dispatched to the site to extinguish the blaze to prevent a spread to neighboring houses. The blaze broke out in a residential apartment used for storage of the toys in Mokkatam’s road 9.

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Residents of the nearby area hurried to evacuate their homes, fearing that the fire might spread. No deaths or injuries have been reported.

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The cause of the fire remains unknown; meanwhile, official sources at North Cairo Prosecution told Youm7 a preliminary investigation indicates that a short circuit caused the fire. Several fires have erupted across the country during the past few months.

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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 smoke inhalation.

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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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