Fire contained at Mar Girgis church in Luxor
Smoke from fire erupted at Mar Girgis church in Luxor, Youm7.

CAIRO: Civil protection forces contained a fire Wednesday morning at the Mar Girgis Church in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Luxor, Youm7 reported.

Five fire trucks were dispatched to the site to extinguish the blaze which caused limited damages to the church with casualties reported, said Essam al Hamaly, Luxor security chief.

Luxor prosecution inspected the fire scene to specify the cause of the fire, Hamaly said, a preliminary investigation indicates that an electrical short-circuit is likely the cause.

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