Sharjah warehouse fire slows traffic

Sharjah warehouse fire slows traffic

A huge fire broke out in a plastic company’s warehouse in Sharjah Industrial Area No. 10 on Thursday afternoon, but no casualties have been reported so far.



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Thu 12 Dec 2013, 6:20 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:14 PM

Smoke billows from a plastic company’s warehouse in Sharjah on Thursday. — KT photo by M. Sajjad

Thick smoke was seen billowing into the skies covering most of the industrial area. The civil defence team was fighting the fire until evening hours.

Traffic moved at a snail’s pace as most roads were cordoned off to allow fire fighters easy access. The blaze started at about 3pm and fire fighters from Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai were pressed into action.

A top official from the civil defence said once the fire was completely doused, cooling operations would begin and the premises will then be handed over to forensic experts for investigation.

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