The Moroccan authorities announced that the firefighting teams controlled a huge fire that broke out yesterday evening, Thursday, in a gas depot near the port city of Mohammedia, located about 70 km south of the capital, Rabat, without causing any injuries.

Firefighting teams were able to control the flames two and a half hours after the fire broke out.

The Moroccan TV channel 2M quoted an unnamed official source as saying that the fire broke out in a propane gas tank.

According to the authorities, the fire destroyed 5 out of 7 tanks on the site, each with a capacity of 8 tons, and an investigation was opened to uncover the circumstances of the fire.

In a precautionary measure, the rescue teams evacuated the houses adjacent to the warehouse of their residents, and imposed a security cordon around the area.

Al-Jazeera correspondent Abdel Moneim Al-Omrani stated that the situation is under control, and that the causes of the fire were not known until now.