Massive Fire Breaks Out In United Arab Emirates Market


Marlo Safi Culture Reporter
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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.

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

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.

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.