Fire burns down four tents at IDP camp in Duhok, says official

People are seen near a tent burned down by fire in a displacement camp in Duhok, January 17, 2021.

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — A fire burned down four tents at a displacement camp in Duhok province on Sunday, authorities said.

Spokesman of Civil Defense Directorate in Duhok Bewar Abdulaziz said a fire broke out at Bajd Kandal camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Duhok province.

The fire destroyed four tens and damaged seven more, but caused no casualties, Abdulaziz added.

“An electricity fault caused the fire,” Abdulaziz further said.

Three fires have broken out in the IDP camps in the province of Duhok in since January 1, according to the official.

Several fires erupted at Chamshko and Kabartu 2 displacement camps in Duhok in 2020. The Chamshko camp hosts about 5,000 displaced Ezidi families, while Kabartu 2 shelters approximately 3,000 Ezidi IDP families.

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