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- Several firefighting devices are present on site and cooling operations are still in progress.
- The cause of the fire has not yet been determined by the authorities
- No casualties were reported in the incident
Dubai: A huge fire broke out on Wednesday evening in the Ajman region market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Several firefighting devices were seen rushing towards the scene as authorities have yet to determine the cause of the blaze. No casualties have been reported to date.
According to official reports, the fire broke out at 6.30 p.m. in the emirate’s new industrial zone in Ajman, about fifty kilometers from Dubai.
Several firefighting devices were seen rushing to the site of the incident and were said to have taken three hours to extinguish the flames. Cooling operations are still ongoing in the market area.
Khaleej Times reported: “Ajman firefighters cordoned off the site and used water and foam to put out the fires that broke out in many shops inside.
“Four civil protection centers are involved in the fight against the great hell,” he added.
The Ajman fire came less than 24 hours after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Shockwaves from the blast swept deep into the city and killed at least 100 people and injured more than 3,000.
According to the local government, the massive explosion caused damage amounting to $ 5 billion and left an estimated 3,000,000 people homeless in the city.