Fire guts chemical factory in Dammam

Updated 05 February 2014
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Fire guts chemical factory in Dammam

A factory in Dammam’s 2nd Industrial City was gutted in a massive fire that broke out in the premises Thursday morning.
A fire-fighter also sustained second degree burn injuries while trying to put out the fire.
Speaking to Arab News, Col. Ali Al-Qahtani, Eastern Province Civil Defense spokesman, said: “The control unit received a call reporting a large fire at the BICF Factory in the 2nd Industrial City at 4:26 a.m.”
He said the factory is spread over an area of 15,000 sq. meters. The factory had petrochemical substances for manufacturing industrial floors.
“The entire factory was gutted in the fire,” Al-Qahtani said, adding that 14 fire-fighting units were involved in putting out the blaze. “Investigations into the cause of fire are still under way,” he added.


More than 7,400 employees to provide telecom services during Hajj

A man takes a picture of Muslim worshippers performing prayers around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 15, 2018, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city. (AFP)
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More than 7,400 employees to provide telecom services during Hajj

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