"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.
Teams from Dubai Civil Defence brought under control a fire that broke out in part of the Dragon Mart’s façade. No fatalities were reported.
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.
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 Ministry of Interior (MoI) revealed that 2,090 fire incidents happened in homes and facilities during 2021, of which 66.2% were residential, and 97.1% were limited and minor.
Firefighting teams of the Port Said Civil Defence Station were dispatched to Al Khabaisi area after the Operations Room was alerted at 12:54 pm about a warehouse that caught fire.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid ordered the promotion of Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, DG of GDRFA, Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, DG of Dubai Civil Defence, and Talal Humaid Balhoul Al Falasi, DG of Dubai Security, to the rank of Lieutenant General.
The National Command and Operation Centre also announced a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" strategy from May 8 to May 16, aimed at controlling the movement of people, including during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.