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Three Dubai warehouses hit by blaze over Eid break

A blaze damaged three warehouses at an industrial cluster in Ras Al Khor, Dubai

The fire in Ras Al Khor damaged three warehouses [image: Arabian Business].
The fire in Ras Al Khor damaged three warehouses [image: Arabian Business].

A fire reportedly damaged a cosmetics warehouse and "partially ruined two others" at an industrial estate in Dubai.

The blaze broke out on the second day of Eid Al Fitr at a cluster of eight warehouses in Ras Al Khor.

Emergency workers from the Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) rushed to the scene of the accident, and quickly put out the blaze.

READ: Fire breaks out at London's five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel

No injuries were reported as result of the fire, DCD said in a post on its Instagram account.

HE Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, director general of the DCD, praised the emergency workers for their professionalism. He said that Dubai's firefighters would always be ready to fulfill their civil duties and protect the public. 

The blaze caused widespread damage to one warehouse and partial damage to a further two. DCD's quick response to the emergency, however, came after the department sets itself the target of responding to fires in no more than 30 seconds through an initiative set to be introduced at the end of 2018.

The 30-second response project was launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation

Meanwhile, investigators looking at the cause of a fire at Zen Tower, Dubai Marina, have suggested that the blaze could have started on the ground floor. 

Investigators told local media recently that an unknown flammable substance caught alight on the ground floor, and quickly spread upwards.

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