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Fire guts car in Sharjah’s Al Khan area


The Civil Defence teams succeeded in extinguishing the fire in a short period.

Mahmoud Mohsen, Staff Reporter

The firefighting squads at the Sharjah Civil Defence contained a fire that erupted in a vehicle on an internal road leading to Al Khan Street in Sharjah.

In detail, the operations room of the Civil Defence Department in Sharjah was alerted about the incident at 10.10 am on Saturday. It was reported that a vehicle, which had its engine on, caught fire before an intersection located in Al Majaz area. Accordingly, the Civil Defence vehicles rushed to the site of the fire, accompanied by police patrols.

The traffic patrol cordoned off the scene, organised traffic and kept vehicles away from the vehicle on fire, especially that the fire occurred in one of the vital ways in front of a traffic light. The Civil Defence teams succeeded in extinguishing the fire in a short period. The burnt vehicle was removed after the completion of the cooling process, and traffic returned to normal on the road. No human casualties were reported or material damage caused to the site. The competent teams will continue the probe to disclose the circumstances of the fire.

Recently the firefighting squads at the Dubai Civil Defence efficiently and professionally managed to control a massive fire that erupted in a tyre depot locating in Al Qusais Industrial Area No.5.

No human casualties were reported, while the fire gutted the entire contents of the warehouse, according to an official at the Dubai Civil Defence. The Operations Room of the Dubai Police was alerted about the fire at 14:13 pm on Tuesday.

It was reported that a tyre warehouse caught fire Al Qusais 5.

Accordingly, the Civil Defence teams were rushed from the Civil Defence station in Al Qusais, followed by teams from the stations of Al Hamriya, Karama, Barsha, Nad Al Sheba and Al Mizhar.

The teams were able to evacuate all workers from the affected warehouse before processing with the extinguishing operations. It was also said that the flames extended to a neighbouring warehouse.

At 6.35pm, the teams succeeded in fully controlling the fire and start the cooling phase, the official confirmed. The Civil Defence teams have proved their efficiency and ability to deal with the incident and its circumstances.

Lt. Col. Mutran Khalil, Director of Operations Department, supervised the initial phase of firefighting operations as a field commander, before Colonel Ali Hassan Al Mutawa who joined Civil Defence teams and units at the scene.

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