Civil Defence and firemen successfully contain Caravan Hotel fire, Bravo!
Qatar Living would like to specially thank members of Civil Defence and fire fighting units for continuing to fight for our safety in thie country. Bravo, you make us all proud.
A major fire broke out in a portion of the popular Caravan Complex housing many restaurants, near old Ramada junction beside C Ring Road in Doha, around 7pm on Friday.
Civil Defence contains a fire broke out at roof of a restaurant nearby Jabr bin Ahmed intersection (Ramada signal) without any casualties.— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) April 1, 2016
After two and a half hours of hard work, police and fire force brought the fire under control, with reportedly no casualties, according to the Gulf Times.
“The fire was brought under control completely and the site is being cooled now,” the Ministry of Interior tweeted around 10pm.
Eyewitnesses said that the fire was first spotted at the roof of Caravan restaurant and later spread to some of the nearby eateries. Civil Defence and police personnel evacuated the entire complex as soon as the fire was reported.
Several fire tenders and police vehicles were on the scene and cordoned off the area from all sides.
Though strong wind was blowing at the time of the fire, the flames did not spread to other buildings in the area, including a villa complex, thanks to timely intervention of the Civil Defence firefighters.
— The Peninsula (@PeninsulaQatar) April 1, 2016
Due to the traffic diversion enforced by the Police in the immediate vicinity of the complex, congestion was experienced in the nearby areas too.
An eyewitness said the firefighters were quick to contain the fire.
“The police and firefighters reached the scene immediately and started the rescue operations in earnest. The timely action has helped in controlling the fire despite heavy wind that was blowing all over the place,” said the witness.
The more than two-decade old Caravan Complex is an immensely busy area, especially during weekends, given the variety of eateries.
Full credit go to the firemen and Civil Defence personnel for doing a wonderful job. Mabrook and thanks for the efforts.
WT, It's residents duty to take utmost care when cooking out or have a safe house electrical wirings function ............... we must do our part ..........
What about the nurses that save lives daily
By the way, at 3.30 today another fire broke out at the Mall of Qatar.
Source: Doha News
Do you applause the taxi driver when he drops you off at your destination without being involved in an accident and without harming you? Do you? Or do you just pay and go, because he did his job?
WT, That approach is lousy ...............
We the public has to be very careful , always take preventive measure to stop the incidents like these from happening.
WT: True, it is their job but any job that is well done especially when it involves saving of precious lives, it must be appreciated fully. My salute to the Civil Defense and the Firemen for their excellent work.
Hard work is being appreciated by one & all .......
It's their job, isn't it?
Great job firemen! It was good to hear that there were no loss of life or injuries.