2006 News Story

Sixteen injured in Makkah apartment fire

Sixteen people were injured when a fire broke out in the Dar Al-Ghaza apartment building in Makkah, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday. The 16 pilgrims treated for smoke inhalation at the hospital and are in stable condition.

The Civil Defense was notified of the fire at 3pm local time on Monday afternoon. The fire was contained and the residents evacuated. An investigation of the cause of the fire is currently underway.