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Fire breaks out at UAE factory on Monday

Afkar Abdullah /Sharjah
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on November 2, 2020

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The raging flames caused a pall of thick smoke in the area.

Firefighters of Sharjah Civil Defence doused a fire that broke out at a wood factory in Sharjah industrial area no. 13 around 10.15am on Monday. No causalities were reported in the incident. The blaze gutted materials such as foams and woods stored on the factory’s premises.

The operations room got a call informing the authorities about a fire in the industrial area, said a top official of the Sharjah Civil Defence. The firefighters from various fire stations, including Samnan, Industrial Area and Muwailih Al Sajja, were dispatched and reached the site within six minutes, the official pointed out.

The firefighting team managed to control the raging flames which caused a pall of thick smoke in the area.

After extinguishing the blaze, the team started carrying out the cooling operation, which is expected to be completed by 8pm. Once the cooling exercise is over, the site will be handed over to the police to ascertain the cause of the fire.

Afkar Abdullah





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