x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Fire destroys 46 caravans in Al Ain worker accommodation

The fire was contained within six minutes - investigations are underway to determine its cause.

Forty three caravans used as worker accommodation in Al Ain were destroyed in a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The blaze in the Al Nabbag area was brought under control by fire fighters from Al Ain civil Defence. Three people suffered minor injuries.

Lt Col Rashid Hamar Ain Al Darmaki, head of Al Ain Civil Defence Department, said the operations room was notified at 12:54am of a fire in the caravans that had been divided into 81 rooms, as well as a bus used for transporting workers.

Lt Col Al Darmaki added civil defence crews managed to contain the fire in six minutes. Investigations are underway to find out what caused the blaze.