No casualties reported as Firefighters extinguish Ajman market blaze

No casualties reported as Firefighters extinguish Ajman market blaze

Firefighters from civil defence stations in Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain joined the Ajman force in battling the blaze.

A massive fire that broke out in a fruits and vegetables market in an Ajman souq on Wednesday evening has been extinguished.

Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ajman Police, reported no casualites and informed reports that the blaze had been brought under control in three hours.

The souq has been closed for four months due to Covid-19 safety measures.

“Civil Defence units and 25 police and ambulance vehicles responded immediately, reaching the incident site within three minutes and were able to isolate neighbouring buildings and bring the fire under control,” said Sheikh Sultan Al Nuaimi.

The police evacuated the building and a cooling operation was instigated at the site.

The fire broke out in the emirate’s new industrial area. Several fire engines were seen rushing to the spot to put out the blaze.

Ajman firefighters cordoned off the site and used water and foam in extinguishing the blaze which spread to several shops at the market, investigations are underway into the cause of the fire.