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Sharjah: A fire broke out at a yard used to store tyres in Al Humriyah Free Zone 2 in Sharjah early Monday, causing huge damages.

No casualties were reported. Police investigations are on and the cause of the fire is not known, said officials.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence, said the fire broke out in a land used to store and recycled tyres.

Firefighters from Sharjah Civil Defence, headquarter, Samnan, Moeilah and Al Humriyah, battled the flames for several hours. The fire broke out at around 3.37am and fire team reached the site at 3.44 am.

Residents have reported seeing thick black plumes of smoke still billowing from the gutted site on Monday morning. The cooling operation was still going on, officials said.