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Workers evacuated as fire breaks out in Ajman factory

Firefighters put out blaze in fibreglass factory; rescue team evacuates people from nearby buildings

Workers evacuated as fire breaks out in Ajman factory

Firefighters in Ajman were called to a fibreglass factory on Saturday after a blaze broke out, forcing the evacuation of nearby buildings, civil defence chiefs said.

Teams of the General Directorate of Ajman Civil Defence put out the fire in Ajman’s industrial area. No casualties were reported, news agency WAM reported.

Colonel Nasser Rashid Al Ziri, director of the media and public relations department of Ajman Civil Defence, said civil defence and early intervention vehicles and ambulances rushed to the site.

Al Ziri added that firefighters managed to control the fire and prevented it from spreading to the rest of the factory.

A rescue team evacuated people from nearby buildings to ensure workers’ safety.

Police blocked all roads leading to the factory, allowing firefighters and ambulance personnel to reach the area faster, thus helping in bringing the fire under control sooner, Al Ziri said.