A huge fire broke out in an ancient, trade center Al-Hamidiyah in the old city of the Damascus yesterday evening. This is the second fire this year after the Asruniyeh fire on April 2016 that cause damage to more than 100 shops.
According to Media, Authorities disclosed the cause of the fire was a short circuit, which gutted over 12 shops and destroyed 8 shops. The firefighters have succeeded to control the blaze. The exact damages could not be immediately assessed due to the difficulties to enter the area.
It worth to mention that the old city has been frequently damaged by heavy fires, which unsafe either whole town quarters, from historic times till present.