5 separate fires put out in RAK, leave trail of destruction

5 separate fires put out in RAK, leave trail of destruction

Ras Al Khaimah - No human casualties were reported in the incidents.



Published: Mon 29 Apr 2019, 2:37 PM

Last updated: Mon 29 Apr 2019, 5:52 PM

Five fires which erupted in different parts of Ras Al Khaimah were quickly put out by civil defence teams. 
No human casualties were reported in the incidents, although the fires caused big financial losses, said Captain Abdullah bin Yaqoob, head of corporate communications at the RAK civil defence. "The fires broke out in four houses and two containers outside a factory here at Al Gheil area."
On being alerted, the central operations room of the Ras Al Khaimah Police swung into action and rushed ambulances, civil defence men, paramedics, and rescue teams to the locations.
The RAK firefighters cordoned off the sites and evacuated them as well as the nearby buildings, he added.
"Water and foam were used in controlling and cooling down the fires which destroyed a lot of things."
The file has been referred to the bodies concerned for investigations to ascertain the reasons behind the blaze incidents.
Early this April, a massive fire erupted in a local farm at Al Daqdaqa area in Ras Al Khaimah. The fire ended in a huge financial loss. It destroyed a caravan at the farm and gutted a nearby car.
The farm facilities, including a kitchen, toilet, and annex, were also badly affected by the blaze.
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