Another big Fire in Luxor??

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Another big Fire in Luxor??

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Its 10.30pm, and I am on the roof of the Villa looking across to Luxor, and can see flames shooting into the air, where they are from its hard to tell, but they look to be coming from the back of the Iberhotel going to the general direction of the Railway Station. Does anyone know about this? it looks fairly fierce whatever it is.



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I can't remember exactly where your villa is, but if I am guessing right your are looking at a very wide area that includes Luxor Temple, Winter Palace and loads of other places. Can you please be more specific, or is this another 1000 metre quiz?

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Seems to be somewhere opposite Abu Hagag mosque ...

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Re: Another big Fire in Luxor??

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Just found the following information on facebook :

There is a house on fire in Luxor .....small street beside Station street....

Then a little later :

....is back....accident while making bread.....

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Must be a big house then, because the smoke cloud had a really large base, and bigger than the one when the Horus went up. Mind you these local people do tend to build big when they have cheated Europeans out of their cash and then build for themselves at a third of the cost. :lol: :lol:

You know something with all the burned out buildings there are getting to be around Luxor, the City will become a mess, and not visually aesthetic, but if they are all insured we may have a new stylish Luxor on the horizon!

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Re: Another big Fire in Luxor??

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Chocolate Eclair wrote:... but if they are all insured we may have a new stylish Luxor on the horizon!
That is a very big "but"! Almost as big as a steel water tank?

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Chocolate Eclair wrote:Mind you these local people do tend to build big when they have cheated Europeans out of their cash and then build for themselves at a third of the cost. :lol: :lol:
One or more families in a poor country during very hard times may have lost everything in this fire last night, we don't know. You got your answer! Nice to hear you laughing again with all the trouble that your water tank causes.

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Re: Another big Fire in Luxor??

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Egyptophile wrote:....is back....accident while making bread.....
The Great Fire of London started in a bakery on (2nd September 1666). I gather that last night's fire was not on the same scale, notwithstanding CE's original alarming post.

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Re: Another big Fire in Luxor??

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That's Butt Brian ha ha......I was commenting because from the West Bank it seemed a lot bigger than a house fire,

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Re: Another big Fire in Luxor??

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Chocolate Eclair wrote:That's Butt Brian ha ha......I was commenting because from the West Bank it seemed a lot bigger than a house fire,
Yes, but it is a long stretch from the Iberotel to the Railway station. I may have misinterpreted your original post where you wrote
Chocolate Eclair wrote:and can see flames shooting into the air, where they are from its hard to tell, but they look to be coming from the back of the Iberhotel going to the general direction of the Railway Station
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I used to live on the Nile looking at the temple and Luxor.
I got bored looking at Luxor, so I now look at ever changing fields around me, Luxor ? means supermarkets end of....:cool:
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