UAE: 40 workers evacuated as blaze hits factory

Last updated on March 26, 2021 at 10.00 pm

Firefighters from the Umm Al Quwain Civil Defence managed to put out a massive fire that erupted in a factory in the Umm Al Thaub area on Friday.

Lt-Col Ahmad Salem Bin Shaqwi, acting director of the UAQ Civil Defence, said 40 workers were safely evacuated from the factory before the firefighters put out the fire.

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“We received a report about the fire at 5.10pm and rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the factory. The fire was contained and extinguished using water and foam,” he said, adding that there were no casualties.

The case has been referred to the bodies concerned for investigation to identify the reasons behind the fire. He also thanked the RAK Police, UAQ Municipality, and the Federal Electricity and Water Authority for their cooperation.

Lt-Col Ahmad Salem Bin Shaqwi urged the public not to crowd at the fire site so that the civil defence teams could do their work in a safe manner.