Video: Saudi Arabia firefighters battle blaze in Ghulamah Mountains

Web report/Dubai
Filed on October 23, 2020 | Last updated on October 23, 2020 at 02.21 am

(Via @SaudiDCD Twitter)

A spokesman said the fire began due to 'an accident' in a 'very rugged area'.

Saudi Civil Defence teams were on Thursday tackling a fire that erupted in the Ghulamah Mountains in Tanuma governorate, north of Asir on Wednesday night.

The firefighters had the blaze under control, according to a spokesman.

“The fire spread in the bushes and rugged forests due to the fast winds, but the teams were able to cordon off the area,” said captain Mohammed Al Sayyed, Civil Defense spokesman in the Asir region, adding that no injuries were reported and the fire did not spread to residential areas.

According to Arab News, Al Sayyed said the fire began due to an “accident,” and was in a “very rugged area,” making it difficult to bring in machinery, so the fire was tackled by teams on foot.

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