UAE: Fire outbreak in Ajman market

UAE: Fire outbreak in Ajman market

A massive fire that broke out in a fruits and vegetables market in an Ajman market on Wednesday evening has been put out.

Daily Times gathered that the blaze had been brought under control in three hours and no casualties have been reported, according to Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ajman Police.

The market has been closed for four months due to Covid-19 safety measures.

“Civil Defence units and 25 police and ambulance vehicles responded immediately, reaching the incident site within three minutes and were able to isolate neighbouring buildings and bring the fire under control,” said Sheikh Sultan Al Nuaimi.

The police evacuated the building and a cooling operation was instigated at the site. Firefighters from civil defence stations in Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain joined the Ajman force in battling the blaze.

The fire broke out in the emirate’s new industrial area. Several fire engines were seen rushing to the spot to put out the blaze. The Ajman civil defence had earlier urged motorists to take alternative routes.

However, investigations are underway into the cause of the fire.

This happened barely 24 hours after the Beirut explosion.

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