Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 May 2019

Car bursts into flames in UAQ due to high temperatures

Civil Defence managed to contain the fire before it spread to nearby shops.

A car burst into flames due to excessively high temperatures in what is the latest in a series of similar incidents in recent weeks.

The vehicle caught fire in the Hadath area of Umm Al Quwain on Wednesday about 10.30am.

A team of firefighters was dispatched to the scene and put the fire out before it spread to nearby shops.

It is suspected to be the seventh car fire in recent weeks.

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Col Hassan bin Sarm, head of the UAQ Civil Defence, said no injuries were reported.

“Firefighters team evacuated the nearby shops and all the workers were moved to a safe area,” said Col bin Sarm.

He urged motorists to carry out regular maintenance work on their cars, especially during the summer, to ensure their safety and the safety of other road users.

Updated: August 3, 2017 10:47 AM