Massive fire at Dubai plastic warehouse extinguished


Massive fire at Dubai plastic warehouse extinguished

Dubai - The fire started at 9.21am on Friday morning, as cooling operations took almost five hours to complete.

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Published: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 12:02 PM

Last updated: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 10:08 AM

The Dubai Media Office posted an update on the massive fire that broke out in a warehouse in Jebel Ali on Friday.

According to the tweet, "Fire at a plastic recycling factory in Jebel Ali is fully under control with no reported injuries."
In another tweet, the Dubai Media office had alluded to teams being called in from three Civil Defence departments: Jebel Ali, Dubai Investment Parks, and Dubai Parks, in addition to other firefighting equipment, to battle the blaze.
More photos surfaced on social media of the epic fire:
The teams were led by Brigadier Rashid Khalifa Al Falasi, Assistant Director-General for Fire and Rescue Affairs. 
The Dubai Civil Defence had been battling a fire that razed a factory for recycling plastic products. The fire was contained and did not spread to nearby factories. 
On google maps, the road had been closed due to the ongoing cooling operations for the blaze:

No casualties were reported.
The Dubai Civil Defence department also said on their official twitter handle that a fire had razed the the warehouse "Just Right" at 9.21am. Teams arrived at the area 10 minutes after the fire began. The fire started in an area where wood products and cartons are stored. 
Cooling operations had commenced and were fully commenced as of 2.10pm.
Dubai Police had originally tweeted on their official handle that the fire was near roundabout 7.
Other residents who spotted the fire had posted photos on their social media accounts:

Fire at Jabal Ali Free Zone
Fire at Jabal Ali Free Zone

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