The Civil Defense department in the Gaza Strip declared that 85 fires broke out in the Gaza Strip in January and February due to power circuits, and power related issues, and that the last two fires were caused by faulty power generators.In its report, the department stated that 10 fires occurred in January and February due to explosions in two main generators.

It also reported that 75 fires broke out due to electrical faults, the interruption of power supply, burnt transformers, faulty electric wires, and candles used to light the homes. 51 more fires occurred in Gaza due other reasons also related to ongoing and repeated power outages.

The Gaza Strip suffers from a sharp crisis in electricity since the only power station in Gaza stopped working due to the lack of diesel fuel, as a result of the illegal Israeli siege on the coastal region.