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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Safety call after fire breaks out at Abu Dhabi shop

Civil Defence chief calls for commercial premises and homes to have fire extinguishers on site

Abu Dhabi Civil Defence has urged busineses and homes to ensure they have fire extinguishers after a blaze broke out at a shop in Baniyas on Friday evening. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Police.
Abu Dhabi Civil Defence has urged busineses and homes to ensure they have fire extinguishers after a blaze broke out at a shop in Baniyas on Friday evening. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Police.

A fire safety warning has been issued after emergency services were called out to tackle a shop blaze in Abu Dhabi.

Emergency services raced to the commercial premises in Baniyas, Abu Dhabi - managing to extinguish the fire before it spread to adjacent shops.

The fire broke out on Friday night, with Abu Dhabi Civil Defence joined at the scene by rapid intervention teams, police patrols and ambulances.

It is not known if anyone was injured in the fire.

Brig Mohammed Al Ketbi, director general of Abu Dhabi Civil Defence, urged all householders and shop owners to have fire extinguishers on hand in case an emergency situation arises.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.

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