RIYADH: Mohammed Rasooldeen
Published — Sunday 7 April 2013
Last update 7 April 2013 4:12 pm
A huge blaze gutted Al-Haram shopping center in eastern Riyadh at eight in the morning before the shop opened. No casualties were reported.
The center is located near exit 15 in the Naseem district. Security officers cordoned the area and extinguished the flames.
According to Riyadh Civil Defense spokesman Capt. Mohammad Al-Hammadi, the fire brigade was able to douse the flames with the assistance of 12 field divisions, 10 support units, 5 rescue teams and a helicopter.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, however according to sources, a short circuit could have contributed to the incident. The damage is yet to be estimated and a probe into the incident has been launched.