A large fire broke out on Wednesday evening at a market in the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates, the National and Gulf Times newspapers reported.
Local officials could not immediately be reached for comment or confirmation.
Watch: Footage shows the extent of an ongoing fire that broke out in a market in the #UAE emirate of #Ajman, according to a video circulating on social media.https://t.co/D7qWLu2oTQ pic.twitter.com/Heel2gQxgb— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020
A source in Ajman’s Civil Defense told local newspaper al-Roeya that the specialized teams worked to evacuate the entire market after the fire broke out and that firefighters were still working to extinguish the blaze.
The source added that four separate teams from the industrial, urban, corniche teams were called in to help the firefighters from the emirate’s General Administration Center.
Sources also confirmed the possibility of calling in additional firefighters from neighboring emirates in the event that the fire could not be controlled within the initial hours.