One of the major changes contained in Law No. 25 for the year 2015 involves shifting responsibilities from the Ministry of Interior to a newly established Civil Defense Council, local media reports state.
The community should ensure that their A/Cs are regularly serviced, especially during the summer months, and promptly make landlords aware of any problems with the units, said one woman who recently escaped a fire in her flat.
The cause of the blaze, which broke out in Sailiya camp 19 between 11am and 11:30am on Friday, is still under investigation. But one of the men living there told Doha News that it was sparked by an electrical fault.