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Civil Defense battles two fires near Qatar’s Kilo Market and near E-Ring Road

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Fire at Wholesale Market
Fire at Wholesale Market

In a two or three-hour-long effort, Civil Defense has put out a large fire behind the Kilo Market in Abu Hamour this afternoon, as well as a separate blaze at a waste treatment center off of E-Ring Road.

Residents reported seeing smoke in the Wholesale Market area shortly before 1pm.

Smoke from fire at Omani market
Smoke from fire at Omani market

Traffic diversions were put in place around the market and Al Fazaa police cordoned off the area.

The fire appeared to originate near the Omani souq, which is a popular marketplace for buying dates.

One witness told Doha News that the blaze started after a nearby supermarket caught fire. Civil Defense and Fazaa declined to comment, but the Ministry of Interior tweeted that firefighters are working to control the blaze:

Around 2:45pm, the MOI said the fire had been brought under control and added that there were no injuries:

Thick, black smoke could be seen billowing from the area as far as the Corniche this afternoon, prompting residents to wonder what happened:

https://twitter.com/abtaylorrr/status/622726132626907137

Meanwhile, another fire broke out at the waste treatment center off of E-Ring Road, but that blaze was quickly brought under control, according to witnesses.

https://twitter.com/Bu3of_Manna3i/status/622728012929216513

Summer is fire season in Qatar, and the country has already seen more than a dozen big blazes this month.

According to the Peninsula, there were four fire-related incidences around town yesterday, including three in the Industrial Area and one in Al Rayyan.

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Duh
Duh
5 years ago

Again

terracotta
terracotta
5 years ago

from the photo you can see one more fire.

Vishal
Vishal
5 years ago

That’s some hot news !

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