A huge fire broke out early Monday in a police headquarters in northeastern Egypt, injuring at least 38 people. 

Firefighters managed to contain the blaze at the facility in Ismailia, and local hospitals have been placed on alert. 

Civil defence sources said that the fire caused parts of the headquarters of the Directorate of Security to collapse. 

Egypt's health ministry has sent 50 ambulances and two military aircraft to the building, with at least 24 people being treated for asphyxiation along with two for burns.