Blaze trashes labour camp

Al Reem Island fire under investigation

Fire crews took an hour to extinguish the blaze
Fire crews took an hour to extinguish the blaze

 A labour camp housing 500 workers on Al Reem Island has been destroyed by a fire, according to a local newspaper.

No injuries were reported from the fire on Saturday, with the majority of labourers at work when the fire started, reported The National.

“It is too early to determine the cause of the fire and the cost of the damage to property,” said Abu Dhabi Land chief executive Sayed Basar Shueb, whose firm manages the camp.

“The important thing is that no one was injured and that the fire was quickly contained by the civil defence team.”

This is the second fire on Al Reem Island in as many months. Last month, 20 workers had to be airlifted from a fire at an under-construction, 52-storey tower.

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