x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Blaze destroys Sharjah electrics warehouse

Police are investigating after fire guts an electrical wires warehouse in Sharjah's Industrial Area 2.

Fire gutted an electrical wires warehouse in Sharjah's Industrial Area 2 this morning. The fire started at around 11am but was under control by Sharjah firefighters in less than an hour, Col Waheed Serkal, the head of Sharjah Civil Defence, said. "Our firefighting team was on site in four minutes after the fire had started, this helped us to control the fire from spreading to the neighbouring warehouses and it was extinguished in about 40 minutes," he said. A small feeder road that connects Industrial Area 2 to Sharjah city centre was temporarily closed and traffic diverted to Al Wahda road, but disruption was minimal. Detectives from Sharjah Police's CID unit are investigating the cause. There have been several fires in the industrial area recently that authorities have attributed to neglect and poor storage of chemical products in the summer heat.

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