Saving a “precious” manuscript library from a fire at Baghdad University

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On Friday, the Iraqi authorities announced that a fire broke out in a library containing “precious” manuscript documents in the center of the capital, Baghdad.

According to a statement by the Civil Defense, “The main library in the Jadriya area (central Baghdad) was rescued from a fire that broke out inside it, without causing any human casualties.”

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He stated that the library includes “precious books, manuscripts, research and studies, and the fire was extinguished in record time, reducing material losses to a minimum,” without further details.

Fire incidents are usually repeated in the summer in Iraq for various reasons, most notably the instability of the electricity network.