Sharjah: A massive fire raged through a scrap yard in Al Saja’a industrial area in Sharjah on Monday.
Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director General of Sharjah Civil Defence, said no injuries were reported in the blaze that started at around 11.18am but the site that contained scrap of auto spare parts and generators was destroyed.
Sharjah Police sealed off roads leading to the site and only emergency vehicles were allowed to enter.
Firefighters from Civil Defence headquarters, Saja’a, Samnan, Muwaileh and Al Himryah helped in the operation.
Workers in nearby premises were evacuated as thick black smoke was seen billowing from several kilometres away.
Col. Al Naqbi said that a fire engine was dispatched as soon as the blaze was reported.
Workers moved to a safer ground and continued to wait as teams from the Civil Defence and Sharjah Police launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.
Col. Al Naqabi said the site would be handed over to forensic laboratory experts to determine the cause of the blaze.