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 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.
The annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “Ring of Fire” or annulus around the Moon.
A large number of students, researchers, and space sciences enthusiasts witnessed the observation using remote video communication technologies.
The Abu Dhabi Police pointed out that fireworks not only pose risks to children but also other people in the vicinity, as they can cause burns and other damage leading to permanent or temporary injuries, as well as damage to property.