Smoke rises from a warehouse fire in Umm Al Quwain.
Mohammed Al Mahi, Staff Reporter
The firefighting teams of the Umm Al Quwain Civil Defence Department brought under control a fire that broke out in a warehouse in Umm Al Tha’oub Industrial Area. No casualties were reported.
The operations room received a report at 5:40pm on Sunday, stating that a warehouse was on fire.
Firefighting teams rushed to the scene of the fire and evacuated as many as 20 people from the warehouse and the adjacent areas.
The teams then brought the fire under control and prevented it from spreading to the neighbouring warehouses. After being cooled, the site was handed over to the competent authorities in the emirate for further procedures.
Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Salem Bin Shaqwi, Acting Director of Umm Al Quwain Civil Defence Department, said the firefighting teams were able to extinguish the fire and bring it under control without any casualties being reported.
They dealt with the fire with high accuracy and professionalism, he added, stressing that the task was accomplished thanks to the co-operation among Umm Al Quwain Police, National Ambulance, Union Water and Electricity Company and Umm Al Quwain Municipality.
"The fire was reported at 11:28am, and a team from the Emirates Martyrs Station was immediately dispatched to the scene to help control the blazes,” a Civil Defence source revealed.
Twelve fire trucks were dispatched to extinguish the huge blaze as smoke billowed over the area, with the cause not immediately clear. The state prosecutor has tasked a team with investigating the fire, the sources said.
The Pakistani family of two women, aged 36 and 28, along with three children, all nine years old, were transferred to the nearest hospital to receive treatment after inhaling smoke from the fire.
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