Flames extended to reach a number of shops before the fire department put the situation under control - Photo: Youm7/Citizen journalism
CAIRO - 23 May 2019: Civil defense forces have managed to manage a fire that broke out at the old market in Sharm al-Sheikh due to an extreme heat wave that hit its highest peak on Thursday.
Eye witnesses said the flames extended to reach a number of shops before the fire department put the situation under control
According to security sources, 10 firetrucks were dispatched to the location to contain the fire and thus investigation into the reasons behind the fire can be launched.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority expected the temperature to reach 45 degrees Celsius in Cairo and many other governorates. Eric Leister, a senior meteorologist, warned that the heat wave which extends from Egypt to Turkey jeopardizes millions of people.