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A car on fire is seen at the Al Khan road in Sharjah. Mohammed Shalan/ Al Khaleej
A fire broke out in a car in the Al Khan area of Sharjah on Tuesday evening. The Sharjah Police and Civil Defence team members doused the blaze.
The Sharjah Police operation room received an information about a fire incident in Al Khan. Police patrols and ambulances were dispatched to the site.
A witness said the car suddenly erupted in flames.
The incident happened in the vicinity of Al Khaleej and Gulf Today newspapers’ offices.
Traffic was moving at a slow pace near and around the Al Khan Bridge. But the police cleared off the congestion.
Al Khaleej photographer Mohammed Shalan captured the blaze.
Sharjah Police are investigating the cause of the fire.
Police have urged motorists to regularly check the condition of their vehicles, put fire extinguishers in the cars, and follow safety standard and procedures.
A quick thinking school bus driver notified the police about the fire.
Several fire engines were trying to douse the flame.
Smart bikes are to be introduced by the Sharjah Civil Defence for emergency and fire accidents response.
The teams extinguished the fire in nearly a minute.
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