Two warehouses go up in flames in Ajman

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Two warehouses go up in flames in Ajman

Rubber and cloth warehouses in different places of Ajman Industrial Area gutted; no casualties reported.

By Afkar Abdullah/principal Correspondent

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Published: Thu 19 Feb 2015, 2:07 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:45 PM

Firefighters putting out fire in a warehouse in Ajman on Wednesday. -Supplied photo

Ajman – Fire incidents in two different places in Ajman Industrial area destroyed two warehouses and caused huge losses on Wednesday evening.

No casualties have been reported, said Brigadier Salih Al Matruoshi, Director-General of Ajman Civil Defence Department, adding that the loss properties caused by the fires was huge.

Both the the incidents happened around 7pm in the rubber and cloth warehouses located in different places.

Brig. Al Matroushi said that the civil defence office received calls about the fire and firefighters were dispatched from fire stations in Ajman. They managed to douse the fire in short time and prevent it from spreading to nearby warehouses and companies.  They had difficulties as the fire spread quickly due to the wind and the smoke engulfed the skies as the materials stored in the warehouses were flammable.

He added the reason of the fire is unknown. The sites are under cooling operation and will be handed over to the Police forensic experts to find out the cause of the fire.

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