Photo captures dramatic rescue from flaming Makkah hotel

A Saudi Civil Defense officer rescues a child from a fire in a hotel in Makkah.

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A Saudi Civil Defense officer rescued a child from a fire which broke out in a fourth-floor room of a hotel located in Makkah’s Al-Misfalah district in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

About 80 Umrah pilgrims of various nationalities staying in the hotel were evacuated, spokesman of Makkah Civil Defense Capt. Naif Al-Shareef said.

Three firefighting teams managed to extinguish the fire. No injuries or casualties were reported.

This was first published on the Saudi Gazette.

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