Ajman: A huge fire broke out at four warehouses in Ajman's industrial area on Wednesday afternoon, causing widespread damage to four warehouses, an official at the Ajman Civil Defence told Gulf News.

In Pictures: Fire ravages Ajman warehouses

The fire broke out at 2:30pm, said Colonel Nasser Rashid Al Ziri, Director of Media and Public Relation at Ajman Civil Defence.

Firefighters from Ajman and Sharjah are working to battle the blaze.

The warehouses affected by the fire are used for the manufacture and storage of plastic and aluminum paints.

A rescue team has evacuated the warehouses and nearby buildings and has cordoned off the area.

Police patrols formed units to close down all roads leading to the warehouses, allowing firefighters and ambulance personnel to enter the area without obstruction and leading to the fire being brought under control quickly, said Al Ziri.