x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Sharjah oil depot gutted in blaze

The blaze started around 6.30am and took firefighters from Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman more than three hours to bring under control.

SHARJAH // An oil depot belonging to a private company in the Sajja industrial area was gutted by fire this morning, officials have confirmed.

The blaze started around 6.30am and took firefighters from Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman more than three hours to bring under control, said Brig Abdullah Al Suwaidi, the director general of Sharjah Civil Defence.

"The incident started with a huge explosion and within minutes firefighters were on the scene to stop the blaze spreading," he said.

There were no fatalities or injuries reported.

Firefighters will remain at the scene to carry out cooling work before an investigation is carried out.

ykakande@thenational.ae