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Fire guts labour accommodation in Ras Al Khaimah


Two firefighters douse a blaze in Ras Al Khaimah.

Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter

A massive fire broke out in a number of wooden caravans used as laborers accommodation late on Tuesday in Ma’reed area next to Ras Al Khaimah Port and the Federal Electronic and Water Authority (FEWA).

The firefighting teams of the RAK Civil Defence were able to contain the fire and evacuate 44 workers from the scene with no injuries reported, confirmed Brigadier Mohammed Abdulla Al Zaabi, Director of RAK Civil Defense.

The operations room was alerted at 9:40 pm about a number of caravans used as laborers accommodation caught fire, said Al Zaabi.

RAK-fire-3 A firefighter sprays fire retardant on the blaze.

“The firefighting teams were instantly dispatched to the scene, where they proceeded with extinguishing the fire that spread in nine caravans under supervision of Lieutenant Colonel Salem Al Sha’er using water,” he added.

They managed to contain the fire and prevent it from extending to 22 other caravans that were next to the gutted ones by isolating them, Al Zaabi added, confirming that no injuries were reported.

He also explained that the labor accommodation belongs to one of the companies locating near to RAK Port and FEWA building, indicating that the reason for the fire outbreak has not been disclosed until last night (Tuesday).

The incident's report was handed over to the competent authorities in Ras Al Khaimah Police, to complete the legal procedures and determine the causes of the fire, which caused material losses.

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