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Mohamed Al Waselah, Staff Reporter
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.
Colonel Khaled Al-Hammoudi, Deputy Director of the Department of Civil Defense in Fujairah said that the fire broke out late on Sunday in the area of Al-Badia, one of the mountainous areas in the emirate of Fujairah. The fire spread heavily in the landfill on flammable materials.
The firefighters were able to contain the fire professionally in the cooperation with many other government departments in Fujairah. The fire was brought under control and prevented its spread in the location, Al Hammoudi added.
The two children were alone with their grandmother when the fire erupted at 10:30am, adding that their parents were at work at the time.
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.
An Emirati mother managed to rescue her newborn baby and sister from a fire that broke out inside her house in Hili District in Al Ain, thanks to her courage and presence of mind.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
An Australian tourist who was infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) thanked the UAE health sector for the care and treatment she received and helped her recover from the virus. She reportedly landed at Dubai Airport as a transit passenger on her way from Britain to Australia.
Two medical doctors said hand sanitizers which are the alternative to the 20-second handwashing, if soap and water were unavailable, should have at least 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol content.