Muscat: A major fire broke out at a 7-story building in Al Authaiba area in the Wilayat of Bushar, on Tuesday. A team from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) managed to control and no casualties were reported.
Prompt action taken by the firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to the neighbouring buildings.
PACDA said it will launch an investigation to ascertain the cause behind the blaze.
Eyewitnesses said they heard the sound of an explosion outside the building and the came to know that a fire erupted at an electric complex close to the building. Volunteers evacuated patients from a nearby clinic which led to the thus preventing human casualties.
Text by Abdulwahab al Hinai