Riyadh – A massive fire broke out in a major power plant in Riyadh, sending a ball of flames leaping 10 meters into the air.
The blaze erupted inside a transformer at the plant in the city’s Al-Nafil district. Firefighters were battling to bring the blaze under control.
Video footage posted on social media showed the dramatic fire, with thick black smoke rising into the air and people watching in the street.
The station has been isolated to extinguish the huge blaze, which caused a temporary partial shutdown in some neighboring areas until the fire has been extinguished. Electricity was then restored gradually.
The Saudi Electricity Company said no one had been hurt but that power supplies to some nearby areas had been shut off.