11 May Fibreglass factory fire
Roads had to be blocked and nearby buildings evacuated after a fire broke out in a fibreglass factory in Ajman’s new industrial area.
The swift precautions taken by Ajman’s Civil Defence firefighters led to the fire being extinguished before it completely gutted the factory or spread to nearby building and there was no casualties.
The Civil Defence director of public relations Colonel Nasser Rashid Al Ziri said the fire had started in a corner of the factory where flammable materials were being stored. The cause of the fire is being investigated.