Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 22 August 2019

Fire rips through Ajman shopping centre

No casualties reported as Civil Defence teams continue to work at the scene

Emergency response crews have been working through the morning to contain a fire that broke out at a shopping centre in Ajman.

No casualties have been reported by Ajman, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain Civil Defence teams, who continue to dampen down fire-damaged buildings in the Al Hooth Centre in Al Rawdah 2.

Heavy plumes of thick, black smoke could be seen billowing from the centre as flames took hold and fire crews mounted an extension arm to help contain the blaze.

Drivers are facing delays as congestion builds around the area while fire crews continue their cooling and recovery operations.

Updated: October 1, 2017 11:43 AM