Fire breaks out at Ritz Carlton

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN  — A fire engulfed the top floor of the unfinished Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Fifth Circle in Amman on Monday.

A video posted on Al-Ghad’s Facebook account showed smoke billowing from the hotel.اضافة اعلان

The hotel’s security supervisor Naseem Al-Muhawara told Jordan News that "A fire broke out in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Fifth Circle, at 4:30pm on the 18th floor, and there were no injuries, and the security staff and construction workers put out the fire.”

The fire was extinguished before civil defense arrived at the hotel, as most of the hotel’s security are retired civil defense personnel, the source said, adding that the building where the fire broke out contains 3,000 fire extinguishers.

The hotel consists of two main buildings under construction, and a report has been taken to find the cause of the accident, Muhawara said.

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