A massive fire has consumed dozens of shops and stalls in a commercial market in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood in central Cairo on Tuesday.
Civil defense forces successfully extinguished the fire, which broke out in a nearly 70-year-old commercial market adjacent to the Sayeda Zeinab Mosque. The incident resulted in significant material losses, estimated at millions of Egyptian pounds, and minor injuries due to smoke inhalation.
Authorities dispatched firefighting and civil defense vehicles to handle the situation. Ambulances and local officials also rushed to the scene of the fire.
This fire in Sayeda Zeinab’s market comes just 24 hours after a massive blaze engulfed the building of the Ismailia Security Directorate in eastern Egypt, resulting in dozens of injuries. The public prosecutor’s office is investigating the cause of that fire.
The rapid succession of these incidents has raised concerns about fire safety and prevention measures in various parts of Egypt, prompting calls for a comprehensive review of safety protocols.