Cairo, A petrochemical storage facility exploded north Cairo last night igniting a huge fire outside the Cairo International Airport, a military spokesman said.
"Due to high temperatures, an explosion happened at a petrochemicals storage belonging to the Heliopolis for Chemical Industries," he added.
Firefighters succeeded in bringing the fire under control.
Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Minister, Younis al-Masri, said air traffic at the airport was unaffected by the explosion.
Invetigations were launched to determine the causes of the fire.
Source: Bahrain News Agency