Cosmetics warehouse up in flames at Al Ghusais, Dubai

Several firefighting vehicles were sent to control the blaze, which is thought to have taken about four hours to extinguish.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.
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A cosmetics warehouse was gutted and a second warehouse storing electronic goods was partly damaged in an fire in Al Ghusais, Dubai, on Wednesday morning.

According to the members of the security team on site, the blaza started at around 8am. it was extinguised by about midday by firefighters. No casualties have been reported.

“Since the fire started early in the morning, there were no workers inside. People were just starting to come and thankfully no one has been hurt,” a worker inside the Al Mulla warehouse compound told Gulf News.

The compounds houses 187 warehouses.

An eyewtiness reported that the fire alarm at the warehouse where the fire began did not go off; instead, the alarm from the neighbouring warehouse sounded after smoke entered this building.

Smoke also entered two other warehouse containing rice and garments, but no damage has been reported.

The cause of the fire has not been known yet.

According to the Civil Defense Authorities, firefighters were quick to control the fire in Al Qusais before it spread to adjacent areas.

Brigadier Ahmad Obaid Al Sayegh, acting director of Dubai Civil Defence, said three civil defense teams were dispatched.

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