Three warehouses gutted in Sharjah fire

Fire took more than two hours for firefighters to control.
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A huge fire that broke out in Sharjah Industrial Area 6 on Thursday completely destroyed three warehouses, according to a report.

According to the Al Khaleej daily, the fire that broke out behind the Choueifat International School also forced evacuation of at least 30 families.

Six cars were also destroyed in the fire, the UAE-based daily added.

Colonel Waheed Al Serkal, head of Sharjah Civil Defence said that the fire started at 3pm and it took more than two hours for firefighters to completely control it.

Al Khaleej reported that though no fatalities or injuries were reported, Al Serkal estimates that the material losses could run into millions of dirhams.

Though the exact cause of fire is still being investigated, “The fire had started in the warehouse of Germany Home Company dealing in sanitaryware and tiles but soon spread to Al Rahal Auto maintenance workshop and Delta Steel Works Ltd, before spreading to a neighbouring two-storey residential building,” Al Khaleej said in its report.

The daily added that around 30 families were affected as some apartments being gutted.

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