Major fire in housing complex

FUJAIRAH — A huge fire broke out in Fujairah Municipality' workers' housing complex in the Mirbah area around 9am yesterday.

The fire, which broke out in the kitchen where gas cyclinders were stored, was promptly extinguished by the fire-fighters, but not before two of the gas cylinders had exploded.

There was no loss of life or injuries to anybody as the municipality workers were away on duty, Lt-Colonel Ali Al Tunaiji, Director of the Civil Defence Directorate in Fujairah, said.

"The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Forensic experts are investigating the scene," he added.

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