Fire breaks out at 2 places in Jeddah

Updated 14 September 2015

Fire breaks out at 2 places in Jeddah

JEDDAH: A massive fire engulfed a sponge factory in Kilo 16 on Makkah road here early on Sunday, giving a tough time to Civil Defense teams. However, there was no death or injury in the incident.

“The fire broke out in the courtyard of the factory in an area of 8,000 square meters.
The fire personnel separated the courtyard from the factory and other facilities, preventing it from spreading,” Col. Said Sarhan, a spokesman of Civil Defense in Makkah Region, said.
The fire teams put out the blaze from different sides and successfully neutralized the area, thus saving the factory and a nearby store, he said.
In a related development, another fire broke out in a housing complex near the corniche, Col. Sarhan said.
“The incident, also on Sunday morning, happened on the first floor of a 45-story building. The fire personnel acted fast and put out the fire before it spread to other floors.”
Col. Sarhan said the fire in the building resulted from a short circuit in an air conditioning system.
No evacuation was needed and no casualties were reported, he added.


Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

Updated 22 min 24 sec ago

Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

  • Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday

RIYADH: Two contract workers have been killed at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday, the company said.

“SASREF immediately activated response teams to identify the source of the incident and responded to the situation,” the statement said.

“The safety of our people and operations is a top priority.”

The company, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, said additional safety measures would be put in place to prevent incidents in the future.

The 305,000 barrel per day SASREF refinery had until September been a joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell.

Aramco bought it as part of a strategy to expand its downstream operations.