Fire destroys three Al Ain warehouses
The Al Ain Civil Defense teams managed to put out a fire that broke out in three warehouses at a business compound in Al Khrair area, yesterday.
The warehouses were engulfed by the fire and were burned to ashes, however, no injuries or casualties were reported.
Lt. Col. Rashid Hamar Ain Al Darmaki, Director of Al Ain Civil Defense Department in Al Ain stated that the Operations Room received notification at around 2:48 pm. Firefighting and rescue vehicles rushed from the Civil Defense and rapid Intervention Centers at Al Zahira, Al Sinaiya, Zakher Station, and Al Aqabiyah Station to the site of the incident. Firefighting teams began working to contain the blaze, with the support of firefighters from the various Civil Defense Centers in the City of Al Ain. More firefighters were called to help from the external civil defense centers.
Lt. Colonel Al Darmaki explained that it took around three and a half hours to extinguish the fire, which gutted the warehouses’ wood and fiberglass material contents to ashes. Firefighters used water and foam to douse the blaze and cool down the location, to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring warehouses.
Moreover, Al Darmaki added that a civil defense member sustained breathing difficulties as a result of inhaling toxic smokes, and was transferred to Al Ain hospital for treatment. “Evidence was sent to the Forensic Laboratory to determine the causes of the blaze; and investigations are still underway to determine the circumstances of the fire,” he continued.
Al Darmaki urged warehouse owners to take preventive and necessary safety measures, and secure electric switches, especially during night hours; underscoring the importance of ensuring the good condition of electrical wiring, and avoid loading transformers, especially with the onset of summer and the soaring temperatures.