A fire had engulfed Dhahran Mall this past Friday morning and it was HUGE
Dahran Civil Defense extinguished a fire in Dahran Mall. There were no casualties. pic.twitter.com/v3okCvbi85
— Saudi Civil Defense (@SaudiDCD_En) May 13, 2022
People had evacuated the premises ASAP, thankfully resulting in 0 injuries. However, several pets were evacuated from the pet store inside the mall, which caused quite the panic. The official cause of the fire has not yet been idenitifed, but it was known to spread relatively fast.
The incident was circulating on social media as ‘#Dhahran_mall’ was trending with videos of thick smoke taking over Dhahran’s skies
Few hours ago, Dhahran Mall is on fire , no one is hurt because it’s Friday and the mall is closed in Friday morning BUT I was praying for the pets at the animals shop near gate 8. God protect them from fire & smoke🙏Amen#cats #Caturday #catsofinstagram #Pets #Prayer pic.twitter.com/DPiQma11q1
— Najma Al Ghamdi 🇸🇦 (@NajmaGhamdi) May 13, 2022
Videos of people at the site also ciruclated over TikTok of bright orange flames inside the mall. The fire was then put out by the Civil Defense and thankfully caused no casualties or injuries.