A truck carrying vegetables caught fire near the Qasba bridge in Sharjah today. Image Credit: Supplied

Sharjah: Civil Defence teams in Sharjah controlled a fire that broke out on a truck carrying vegetables before the Qasba bridge here today. Three other cars in the vicinity were completed damaged by the fire. Fortunately, there were no reports of any injuries, Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director General of Sharjah Civil Defence, told Gulf News.

The Operations Room of the Civil Defence Department in Sharjah received a report about a fire on a heavy vehicle before the Qasba bridge at 5pm today.

The emergency response teams controlled the fire in quick time. There were other vehicles in proximity. Image Credit: Supplied

Immediately, Civil Defence teams, National Ambulance personnel and police patrols were rushed to the spot. Police cordoned off the roads nearby to facilitate the work of the emergency responders. The teams controlled the fire in quick time.

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