ADDIS ABABA — At least twelve people were injured in Amanuel Tsega trade center fire on Saturday, Addis Ababa Fire and Disaster Risk Management Commission said.
The fire at the four storey building in the capital started around 2:40 p.m. “We arrived at the scene and began responding two minutes after the emergency call came in,” Commissioner Solomon Fisiha told reporters.
He said no one sustained severe injury in the blaze. But 12 people needed treatment at the scene for injuries.
There were several flammable materials in the building that mainly hosts shops, said the commissioner.
However, the collaborative effort of extinguishing the flames involving its workers, city’s police and residents could minimize the damage, he added.
At least 130 workers of the commission, 17 Firefighter cars have been used in the process, according to the commission.
The commission has not yet released the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage. Its official said both will be made public once the investigation is over.