Large fire breaks out in a market in UAE emirate of Ajman

Screengrab from a video posted on Twitter shows extent of fire. (Credit: @stillgray via Twitter)

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.

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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.

(With Reuters)

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Last Update: Thursday, 06 August 2020 KSA 08:16 - GMT 05:16
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