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Air support sent for deadly factory fire in Abu Dhabi

One person was killed Sunday after a fire broke out at a sponge factory in the industrial area of Abu Dhabi.
One person was killed Sunday after a fire broke out at a sponge factory in the industrial area of Abu Dhabi (image illustrative only).
One person was killed Sunday after a fire broke out at a sponge factory in the industrial area of Abu Dhabi (image illustrative only).

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One person was killed Sunday after a fire broke out at a sponge factory in the industrial area of Abu Dhabi.

Civil Defence and rapid intervention teams in Abu Dhabi were deployed to fight the fire, with air support providing live video feeds to support decision makers on the ground.

One person died in the fire Maj. Gen. Jassim Al Marzouki Civil Defence Commander, Ministry of Interior confirmed.

It is unclear how the fire started and an investigation has been launched.

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