Two warehouses, five cars gutted in Sharjah

SHARJAH — In yet another incident in Sharjah, a major fire that broke out in a steelworks warehouse in the 6th industrial area yesterday, spread rapidly to a neighbouring furniture warehouse and reduced both the structures to ashes.

By Mohsen Rashid

Published: Tue 8 May 2007, 8:46 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:21 AM

According to a police source, five cars parked in the vicinity also were gutted.

On receiving information, Civil Defence and police personnel rushed to the scene and managed to extinguish the blaze.

Police sources at the scene alleged that lack of awareness among the public often obstructs the work of the fire-fighters.

Owners of neighbouring warehouses and the police source reported that four similar cases of fire have occurred in the same area in the recent past.

Col. Ghareeb Shaban, director of Sharjah Civil Defence, said in view of the fire incidents in Sharjah industrial area, emergency inspection teams will conduct random checks at the warehouses.

In the past, many violations were detected and owners of warehouse were warned, but some of them ignored instructions.

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