posted on 01/10/2012: 503 views
Firefighters in Sharjah managed to douse two fires in the emirate on Sunday.
The first fire considered huge, started at 12pm at a petrochemical warehouse in Al Sajjah Industrial Area. The warehouse was completely gutted due to the inflammable contents. All barrels containing chemicals and petroleum material were also gutted.
Firefighters from the Sharjah, Ajman and Dubai police stations helped in putting out the blaze according to Brigadier Abdullah Saeed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence.
"Firefighters also managed to prevent the blaze from spreading to a neighbouring warehouse which belonged to another petrochemical company,” he said.
No casualties have been reported and fire fighters are expected to continue the cooling process till today before handing over the premises to the police to investigate into the cause of the blaze.
Another fire gutted a wooden make-shift house at a construction site in Al Taawun. Two workers suffered moderate burns,” Al Suwaidi added. Two small vans parked at the site were also burnt down in the fire that started at around 3am.
Al Suwaidi said the injured were both from Mauritania, and that they have been shifted to Kuwaiti Hospital in Sharjah. – Khaleej Times
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