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Large fire at Sharjah tyre factory

A large fire breaks out at a tyre factory in Sharjah, with raging flames that can be seen on the horizon from Dubai and Ajman.

The scene of a fire which broke out in a tyre warehouse in Industrial Area 17, at about 12pm, in Sharjah on Friday, April 16, 2010.
The scene of a fire which broke out in a tyre warehouse in Industrial Area 17, at about 12pm, in Sharjah on Friday, April 16, 2010.

A large fire broke out at a tyre factory in Sharjah at 12.30pm, with flames that could be spotted on the horizon from Dubai, Ajman and Ras al Khaimah. There were not thought to be major injuries or anyone trapped inside the factory, authorities at the scene said. Most of the more than 400 employees of the plant, who live in a nearby labour camp, were at Friday prayers when it began. Scraps of burnt rubber were scattered for several kilometres along the road under a massive smoke cloud emanating from the scene. * The National