FUJAIRAH // Fireman worked for four hours last night to tackle a massive blaze that damaged factories in the emirate's free zone. Officials from the civil defence department were called to the scene at 10.30pm, according to the director general of the free zone Sherif Habib al Awadhi. The WAM news agency reported that a number of factories were caught in the blaze and suffered "material loss" but the flames were brought under control before spreading to the cluster of warehouses and factories in the free zone. No casualties were reported.
Mr al Awadhi said the Fujairah Public Works Department also provided manpower and equipment. They were joined by police and members of Fujairah Municipality. The operation was closely monitored by Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed, Ruler of Fujairah, who toured the site to monitor the firefighting operation. Inspectors from the Interior Ministry are surveying the site to prepare a report on the blaze. *WAM