Massive Fire Breaks Out In United Arab Emirates Market


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A large fire broke out at a market in Ajman, an emirate of the United Arab Emirates, according to numerous local news sources.

A massive fire appeared to engulf the fruits and vegetables market in Ajman’s industrial area at around 6:30 p.m. local time, and was brought under control in three hours, according to Khaleej Times.

Middle East burning.

Massive fire breaks out at food warehouse in Ajman, UAE. pic.twitter.com/ahfJdNfpUY

— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) August 5, 2020

Residents reported plumes of thick, black smoke billowing from the market, which is located roughly 30 miles away from Dubai

Middle East burning.

Massive fire breaks out at food warehouse in Ajman, UAE. pic.twitter.com/ahfJdNfpUY

— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) August 5, 2020

Authorities have yet to report a cause of the fire, and no casualty report has been issued yet according to Times Now News. Firefighters continue to work on cooling operations.

Watch: Four specialized teams of firefighters have been deployed to extinguish the fire that broke out in a popular market in the #UAE emirate of #Ajman, according to a civil defense source who spoke to local newspaper al-Roeya.https://t.co/D7qWLu2oTQ pic.twitter.com/P5MS0j9m7N

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020

The blaze comes a day after an explosion in Beirut devastated the city, killing more than 100 people and leaving thousands injured. Lebanese leaders have said the cause of the explosion was 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the port since 2013. (RELATED: Lebanese Officials Ordered Under House Arrest During Investigation Of Port Explosion That Devastated Beirut)

“Ajman firefighters cordoned off the site and used water and foam in extinguishing the blaze which spread to several shops at the market,” sources told Khaleej Times.

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