Fire erupts in detergent factory in Erbil

A blaze ignited in a cleaning materials warehouse located near Erbil’s new castle in the Kesnazan area, as reported by Erbil’s Civil Defense on Friday.

Shakhawan Saeed, the spokesperson for the Erbil Civil Defense Directorate, disclosed to Channel8 that the fire commenced at 6:45 am at a factory specializing in detergent and cleaning products in the Kani Gani neighborhood.

“The fire’s origins stemmed from a nearby warehouse filled with cardboard,” he stated.

Erbil Civil Defense noted a total of 208 fires in Erbil this year, resulting in substantial financial losses and, tragically, claiming three lives.

An investigative report indicated that 40% of the fires were triggered by electrical short circuits, with notable instances being the blazes at the Qaiser market, Langa in Erbil, and the country market.