Ambulances and police vehicles parked outside the house in Fujairah.
Mohammed Al Waseela, Staff Reporter
Two Emirati children aged 3 and 4 died in a fire that broke out in their parents’ house in Al Madhab, Fujairah City, on Monday.
According to Brigadier Ali Obaid Al Tunaiji, Director of Fujairah Civil Defence Department, the two children were alone with their grandmother when the fire erupted at 10.30am. Their parents were at work at the time.
Firefighters rushed to the site and were able to bring the fire under control and prevent it from spreading to the nearby houses.
Al Tunaiji pointed out that the police initiated an investigation into what caused the fire after the two children had been taken to Fujairah Hospital for further legal procedures.
He called on citizens and residents to instal smoke detectors in their houses in implementation of the directives of the wise leadership and follow-up of the Ministry of Interior and Civil Defence Department as these devices are so important in alerting people and detecting fires and smokes and hence minimising losses in lives and property.
He also called on them to carry out regular maintenance to all their electric appliances and to avoid using them for a long time or leaving them unattended.
The civil defense teams in Fujairah on Sunday night managed to control a huge fire that broke out in a landfill in the Badia area, about 40 km north of Fujairah.
Several fire engines were trying to douse the flame.
An Emirati family escaped a disaster in the early hours of Tuesday when a fire broke out in their house in Fujairah city. The firefighters managed to contain the fire and extinguish it in minutes. The smoke detector system in the house instantly alerted the civil defense about the incident. No injuries were reported, according to a civil defense official.