Firemen battle a blaze in a warehouse in Riyadh. Image Credit: Supplied

Cairo: A blaze ripped through a warehouse in the Saudi capital Riyadh but fortunately no casualties have been reported, the civil defense service said.

Firefighting teams had rushed to the scene in the district of Al Manakh and battled to prevent the blaze from extending to neighbouring sites.


The civil defense later said its teams had extinguished the fire - of which the cause is not yet clear - and did not report any loss of life.

The civil defense has posted on its official Twitter account pictures of firefighters struggling to bring the blaze under control amid plumes of smoke.