Several fire incidents took place in Egypt’s governorates on Monday, resulting in no casualties as of Monday evening.
In Suez, a fire broke out in a tugboat docked next to Anka port, during maintenance operations. Three fire trucks arrived at the scene and the fire was successfully suppressed. The fire did not result in any casualties.
According to the Director of the fire department, Khaled Bahgat, the fire did not affect the waterway of Suez Canal or the several ports located alongside Anka port. Neighbouring ports of Adabiya and Port-Tawfeq were also unaffected.
Investigations are underway to determine whether proper safety measures were taken into consideration when conducting the maintenance operations.
Another fire broke out in the South Giza court. Fire trucks moved to the fire location, in an attempt to extinguish it. The fire occurred on the ground floor, in a room where lawsuit documents are stored.
No human casualties have been reported.
The campus of Cairo University witnessed another incident, as a fire broke out on the first floor of the main building of the faculty of arts. Four fire trucks rushed to the campus to prevent the fire from spreading throughout the building.
The fire was extinguished, with no casualties reported. Notably, the incident did not prevent students from attending their exams.
According to Hossam Kamel, president of Cairo University, the fire resulted from an electric short circuit in the basement of the building. He stated that the faculty halls and lecture rooms were not affected by the fire.
Another incident took place in Mansoura University, where a fire broke out in the partially constructed faculty of arts building, causing great damage to the building but resulting in no human casualties.
Seventeen fire trucks arrived at the fire location and controlled the fire before it reached the Olympic Village and the university dorms located next to the faculty building. “We still don’t know the source of the fire, but this building was our dream for 18 months and we were going to move to it soon,” said Mohamed Ghoneim, dean of the faculty of arts, commenting on the incident.