Week of Egypt’s fires concludes by furniture factory blaze
Archived photo of a fire. Youm7.

CAIRO: A week of series of fires across the country, the reasons of which are still being investigated, has concluded by a blaze at a Damietta furniture factory on Thursday causing damages worth thousands of pounds, Youm7 reported.

The fire broke out in the factory that includes three buildings, leaving no casualties.

Criminal investigators began the examinations of the site to stand on the reasons of the fire.

Over the past week, the civil protection department has received around 100 reports of fires that erupted in Cairo and Giza.

On Monday, a massive fire broke out in Ataba district killing three and injuring dozens, and another one hit Ghouria Wednesday. The government has promised to compensate those affected by the fire, as the two districts are major fabric markets.

On Thursday, a fire erupted on two floors of Cairo’s governorate headquarters while another broke out at the storehouse of Safaga Red Sea port damaging a truck loaded with luggage.

Another fire erupted Thursday in a residential building in the al-Darb al-Ahmar district of Cairo, but sources at Cairo governorate told Youm7 a gas cylinder had exploded inside a shoe workshop on the ground floor. No casualties have been reported.

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