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.
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.
A team from the Dubai Civil Defense brought under control a fire that erupted in a vehicle on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road towards Sharjah.
The firefighting and rescue team immediately proceeded with the evacuation operations, followed by the extinguishing, which was completed in 14 minutes, with no injuries or deaths.
The source added that the Civil Defence teams reached the scene within 5 minutes, followed by another team from the Rashidiya Support Centre where it was found that the fire broke out in a number of vehicles.