WATCH: Fire doused at Saudi public prosecution building, no casualties reported
A large fire broke at Saudi Arabia’s public prosecution building in Dammam. The Saudi Civil Defense including over 20 firefighting and rescue units were positioned in front of the building and were able to control the fire.
The structure is actually made up of two joint buildings with ten floors, covered with an aluminum exterior and glass windows.
Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Prince of the Eastern Province, ordered the formation of a committee combining all relevant parties to investigate the incident. He requested that everyone involved in the firefighting units to follow the necessary safety procedures and ensure that the citizens, the residents in surrounding areas and the firefighters themselves are not harmed by the fire.
The public prosecutor’s office stated that the fire did not cause any human losses. A source from the public prosecution also confirmed that no files were lost as all documents are saved on an electronic system, where individual cases are kept and have an automatic central backup system.
The source added that all public prosecution related departments will resume work on Monday, and that contingency plans already exist for such incidents.
He added that there is no suspicion of foul play, and that the fire started because of a sudden failure in the air conditioning machines on the top floor of the building, which usually get maintained regularly.