Firefighters tackle blaze in Sharjah industrial area

Officials said crews were on the scene and no injuries were reported

A fire broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area in Sharjah on Sunday afternoon.

Footage showed black smoke rising from the area, on the border with Dubai, but no injuries were reported.

Officials said the building was used to store spare parts and scrap.

Sharjah Civil Defence Operations Room said a report of the fire at industrial area Number 8 was received at 12.40pm and crews were at the scene within minutes.

Last month, firefighters in Dubai were called to a major fire at a plastics factory in Jebel Ali.

It took about 30 minutes to put out the flames and crews remained at the scene to dampen the damaged building.

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Updated: September 12th 2021, 6:28 PM
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