Massive fire erupts in Makkah’s Taif, continues to blaze

MAKKAH: A massive fire broke out early Wednesday morning continues to blaze on Jabal Amad in the Taif governorate in Makkah region in Saudi Arabia.

Civil defence teams rushed to the site and evacuated the residents and caution them to stay away from the fire sites.

According to a statement tweeted, Saudi Civil Defense teams are battling continuously to extinguish the wildfire that spread rapidly due to strong winds and dry woods in the area.

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Media reports also stated that large areas of governorate’s agricultural land was destroyed in the massive fire.

A video posted by Makkah region authority shows the flames covering a big area of the mountain.

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