Fire erupts at wood products warehouse south of Giza, no casualties
Smoke rises after fire - YOUM7/Hazim Abdel Samad

CAIRO: Civil protection forces contained a fire that erupted Thursday early morning at a wood products warehouse at Giza’s 6 October City, Youm7 reported.

Fifteen fire trucks were dispatched to the site to extinguish the blaze to prevent a spread to the adjacent oil station. Residents of the nearby area hurried to evacuate their homes, fearing that the fire might spread. No deaths or injuries have been reported while the wood products have been completely charred.

The cause of the fire remains unknown; meanwhile, official sources at the 6 October City 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.

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.

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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