Various posts on Social Media, mostly Twitter show a hotel in Mecca is engulfed in flames.
The fire can be seen from far away and so far there are no reports on what has caused the fire.
Firefighters are on the scene trying to put out the fire.
No casualities or injuries are reported so far.
According to authorities, the building was empty when the fire broke out. Some social media posts indicate that the building where the fire originated may have been abandoned.
This is a developing story and will be updated as we get more information.
According to Al-Madina, authorities say they have been able to put out most of the fire from the outside, but now have to comb the hotel from the inside to make sure all of the flames have been extinguished and to find the source of the blaze.
Story credit: RT