Ajman industrial area evacuated as plastics warehouse burns down
A plastics warehouse in Ajman was destroyed by fire after a blaze broke out on its premises, in the new industrial area of the city early on Friday morning.
Ajman Civil Defence said no casualties were reported and that the fire was brought under control within a few hours by three fire-fighting teams.
Surrounding buildings and warehouses were evacuated as a precaution.
Brigadier Rashid Jassim Mujlad, deputy director of Ajman Civil Defence, said the warehouse storing plastic materials was completely gutted in the fire.
Forensic experts will determine the cause of the fire, he added.
Brig Mujlad appealed to the owners of industrial factories and warehouses to adhere to fire prevention and safety standards, and ensure follow-up maintenance of fire alarms.