Ajman: A fire raged through a scrap yard in the new industrial area in Ajman on Tuesday, sending plumes of thick black smoke into the sky.
Major Marwan Yousuf Al Shamsi, Civil Defence Officer, said no injuries were reported in the blaze that started at 1.39pm but the site, which had scrap and plastic material, was completely destroyed.
Police sealed off the roads leading to the site and only emergency vehicles were allowed to pass through.
Firefighters from the Civil Defence headquarters and industrial area station came quickly and managed to contain the flames. Workers on nearby premises were evacuated as thick black smoke was seen billowing from several kilometres away.
Maj Al Shamsi said that a fire engine was dispatched as soon as the blaze was reported.
Workers were moved to a safer ground as firefighters battled the blaze. Civil Defence and Ajman Police teams have launched an investigation and the site would be handed over to forensic laboratory experts to determine the cause.