A fire broke out at a housing colony in al-Wakrah area at 4.00 AM in the early morning on Saturday (30/10/2010). The firefighters rushed to the scene immediately on receiving the complaint and tried to contain the fire. The firefighters could reduce volume of losses due to the fire breakout and restrict it from spreading to the neighboring houses.
The Civil Defense team could rescue 8 persons and evacuate them from fire place immediately they were exposed to light suffocation due to smoke produced by burning contents of the house. But a mother and her child died of asphyxia due to the fire-smoke.