Employees trapped as furniture showroom catches fire

Civil Defense rescue teams evacuate people trapped inside a building on fire in Prince Sultan Street in Jeddah on Sunday. — SG photo by Abdulaziz Hammad

Saudi Gazette

A huge fire broke out at a furniture showroom on Prince Sultan Road in Jeddah Sunday afternoon.

Several employees were trapped inside the building that housed the furniture center. The building was instanlty filled with smoke and the trapped employees had to break the glass windows to survive as they started suffocating.

Civil Defense rescue teams arrived at the location and started evacuating the trapped employees within a few minutes.

Police and ambulance teams arrived at the scene to help the evacuated employees.

Civil Defense firefighters eventually managed to contain the fire. There were no reports of casualties.