Video: UAQ house gutted in massive fire
Umm Al Quwain - No injuries were reported
A massive fire broke out in a house here in the Old Belad area of the emirate of Umm Al Quwain on Monday afternoon.
The central operations room of the UAQ Police, having been alerted of the collision, dispatched traffic police, ambulances, paramedics and rescue teams to the site in a record time.
The civil defence firefighters managed to put out the blaze before it spread to nearby houses. No injuries were reported, according to Col Khamis Ibrahim Bulsali, acting director of the UAQ civil defence department.
"The burnt areas have been cooled down so that the fire does not break out again."
Investigations are on to identify the reasons behind the fire, he stated. "The fire case has been referred to the legal authorities concerned for legal action."
Indicating, he said the UAQ civil defence department can be reached round the clock at: (067067100), twitter: (@997uaq), or by email: (firstname.lastname@example.org). "For our latest updates, our website is accessible at: (www.uaqcd.gov.ae)."
On Thursday afternoon last week, a massive fire broke out in a heavy truck here close to the Umm Al Thaub industrial area of the emirate of Umm Al Quwain.
Few days back, six civil defence departments participated in extinguishing a massive fire that erupted in petrochemical factory also here at the Umm Al Thaub industrial area.
A four-wheel-drive car was further gutted in fire here in a house at the Salma residential area this July which saw scorching summer temperatures.
Also this July, a heavy truck was totally gutted in fire here on the Emirates road opposite the emirate of Umm Al Quwain. A four-wheel-drive car meanwhile caught fire here in the industrial area.
Two cars were also destroyed in fire here at the Old Umm Al Quwain city in the emirate on June 26.