A huge farm fire in Barbar area was safely controlled. This was followed up and published in Albilad Arabic newspaper.
Not much of the information was officially revealed by the General Directorate of Civil Defense, but preliminary information indicates that no injuries were recorded. The General Directorate of Civil Defense sent three vehicles and 7 officers and individuals to fight and control the fire and prevent it from spreading. The team precautionary evacuated the area until the fire was totally controlled.
As for the cause of the fire, that took two hours to be controlled, it is thought to be due to negligence by not attending to agricultural wastes after burning them.
The Ministry of the Interior assured that everything was under control and there were no damages nor injuries. It noted that the necessary official procedures were taken by concerned authorities.
The ministry urged all to take maximum precautions in general and those regarding electricity connections and fire, to avoid dangerous incidents that might put souls in danger.