Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Warehouse Fire in Al Musaffah Brought under Control

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, January 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Civil defense and fast intervention forces were able to put out a fire in a number of warehouses (for plastic material) today, in Al Musaffah area in Abu Dhabi. There were no injuries reported.

The operations were overseen by Colonel Sheikh Mohammad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Director of Peripheral Regions Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police.

Colonel Abdullah Al Zaabi, Head of Strategy and Performance Development at the Abu Dhabi Civil Defense General Directorate said that as soon as the fire report came from the operations room, the civil defense and fast intervention forces of the Emergency and Public Safety Department in Abu Dhabi Police were mobilized to the location. The teams started fighting the fire and containing it. The fire was put out using water hoses and foam, preventing it from spreading to the adjacent warehouses.

Colonel Al Zaabi called upon the owners and tenants of the warehouses to obey by the rules of safe storage and maintain the cleanliness of the warehouses as well as carrying out periodical maintenance for the fire extinguishers, to prevent fires.

For his part, Captain Abdullah Hamad Al Tamimi, Chief of Media and Public Relations Section at the Directorate General of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, said that the fire destroyed a big portion of the goods stored in the affected warehouses, as they contained plastic material, stationary, and highly flammable material. He pointed that the investigations are still underway to determine the cause of the fire.

Photo caption: Civil defense members fighting the fire.

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