Fire guts market shops

A total of 12 clothing shops were gutted by a fire which broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Al Ghuwair area of Sharjah. The large fire, which broke out in Sharjahs’ Al Ghuwair market, also destroyed 3 apartments leaving five families homeless. Firefighters from the Sharjah Civil Defence reached the scene swiftly and all residents were evacuated. The fire was brought under control before it could spread further but the total loss is estimated to be in excess of Dh5 million.