Fire breaks out in Cairo shopping mall
|www.chinaview.cn 2007-11-19 01:04:04|
CAIRO, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- A fire broke out Sunday afternoon at a shopping mall in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, an official of the fire fighting department confirmed.
The fire at the City Stars shopping mall in the Cairo suburb of Nasr City occurred at about local time 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) Sunday, the official said on condition of anonymity, adding no casualties have been reported up to now.
According to an earlier report by the official MENA news agency, the fire started on the 5th floor which accommodates the food court and cinema theatres.
The fire is still ablaze and dozens of fire engines are trying to put out the fire.
Witnesses said eight ambulances are outside the building and the fire only caused material damage.
The reason of the fire is still unknown, said the official, without providing further details about the accident.