The Civil Protection Forces in Cairo managed to put out a fire that broke out inside a residential apartment in the Mokattam area, killing a woman and her two children.
Apartment fire in Mokattam
The emergency police operations room in Cairo had received a report of a fire in a residential apartment in the Mokattam Police Department, and immediately the Civil Protection in Cairo sent 3 fire engines to the scene of the fire.
A security cordon was imposed in the vicinity of the fire to contain the fire and prevent the danger of it spreading to the rest of the neighbourhoods, and the fire was extinguished.
On examination, it was found that the body of a woman and her two children was found, and the bodies were transferred to the morgue at the disposal of the Public Prosecution.
A report of the incident was issued and the Public Prosecution Office took over the investigation.
The General Directorate of Civil Protection has established a set of mistakes committed by residents of apartments and residential properties, which lead to the outbreak of fires, including the lack of ventilation openings, whether in apartments or inside warehouses that contain flammable materials.
The administration emphasizes not using imitated electrical wires that do not withstand pressure and lead to fires due to electrical short circuits, in addition to overloads, due to operating electrical appliances, and storing flammable materials next to a heat source.
The administration indicates that there are frequent mistakes in fires, including frequent resorting to random electricity connections that lead to fires, smoking when feeling sleepy and not being sure to extinguish a cigarette, leaving candles or matches within reach of children, using water in burning oil fires, and using matches to test for gas leakage. , and it is better to replace soap with it.
Regarding fire prevention measures, they are through: Inspection and periodic examination of workplaces, as regular inspection of workplaces, even if they are designed against fires and their prevention, is one of the most important preventive measures against fires.
And setting up a safety system in the building, such as installing a number of fire extinguishers in more than one place in the building, and setting and adhering to security safety instructions to reduce the risk of fires.
An automatic or automatic alarm system is installed in buildings, and automatic alarm systems are used in places and halls that have an increased risk of fire and the losses that may result from it.
Automatic alarms work in the event of a fire to shorten the time period between the moment of the occurrence of the fire and the moment of its discovery, which paves the way for the speed of intervention and the effectiveness of fire control and control operations, and thus reduce the size of the losses resulting from it.
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