It took more than 75 fire trucks, hundreds of firefighters and 7 hours to extinguish the fire.
A massive fire broke out today morning in one of the busiest and well-known marketplace in the old city of Damascus, destroying at least 70 stores and demolishing pat of the roof of the centuries-old bazaar.
Black plumes of smokes were seen rising high in the sky since the fire broke in the early morning.
The area hit by the fire is known as Al-Assronyah marketplace, located between historic citadel of Damascus and the renowned Al-Hamidiyah Souk, and is famous for selling house appliances, brassware and glassware.
According to initial reports, the fire was caused by a short circuit at a toy factory.