After hours of fighting the fire, 96 firefighters from Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain managed to control the popular Ajman market fire, which consists of 125 shops completely damaged, as a result of the presence of highly flammable materials, such as cotton and plastic, and the accident did not result in injuries or human losses, and works The search appliances are currently determining the cause of the fire, especially since the market has been closed for more than four months because of the Corona pandemic.
The Director of Ajman Civil Defense, Brigadier Abdulaziz Ali Al Shamsi, stated that the operations room received a report stating that a fire had broken out in the popular Ajman market at 18:30 pm the day before yesterday, and in light of the report the civil defense teams rushed from four fire stations, after which a request was made The support and assistance of the Civil Defense in Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain to extinguish and control the fire.
He continued that the Ajman Police General Command undertook the organization of traffic and traffic, and facilitated the tasks of civil defense at the scene of the accident, indicating that civil defense teams arrived at the scene within three minutes of the communication, and the place was immediately cordoned off, and firefighting to prevent its spread to neighboring sites.
Al-Shamsi pointed out that the neighboring buildings were evacuated from the people present, indicating the magnitude of the fire, and the intensity of smoke rising, due to the quality of the flammable goods and the materials manufactured from them, such as plastic, sponges and cottons.
He added that the cooling operations continued throughout yesterday, and upon the completion of the tasks the site was handed over to Ajman Police, to collect the antiquities and know the causes of the fire.
The commander of Ajman Police, Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, confirmed that civil defense units and 25 police and national ambulances have achieved a record time in responding quickly to reaching the scene within three minutes, and prevented the arrival of fire to neighboring buildings, pointing out that teams The police evacuated the building, took control of the situation, and people were removed from the fire site, resulting in no injuries or deaths, indicating that the market has been closed for four months, due to the current conditions of the Corona crisis.
Witnesses confirmed to «Emirates Today», who preferred not to mention their names, that the burning market includes many popular stores devoted to selling clothes, shoes, household items, desert supplies and trips, noting that the market has been closed for more than four months because of the Corona pandemic.
And they showed that the fire caught fire very quickly, and it remained for many hours until it was controlled by the concerned authorities of firefighters and the police, indicating that they had seen "Drone" pilots monitoring the fire, indicating that the size of the losses is large, due to the ignition and damage of the shops in full.
And monitored «Emirates Today» in a field tour yesterday, the losses left by the fire, and watched the municipal vehicles taking care of cleaning the place from the remnants of the fire.
A number of workers and shop owners in the burning market confirmed that they had lost their source of livelihood, and the owner of a household goods store, Fardis Ahmed, stated that he had owned the store for about 20 years, and after the fire the source of his livelihood and his work went out, indicating that closing the market for a long time made him unable to pay rent His house or pay his employees.
Muhammad Aref stated that he was in charge of a shop owned by his father, and the fire destroyed the shop that was supporting his family members, and the products were bought by the fire shortly before the closure.
A shop owner, who preferred not to be named, confirmed that he had bought supplies and paid for them by postponed checks, and was unable to sell them due to the closure that lasted for more than four months, indicating that after the shop was damaged and the goods burned, he did not know how he would be able to pay the accumulated supplies on him.
Fifteen firefighters participated in putting out the market fire, which resulted in 125 stores being damaged, without recording any human injuries or deaths caused by the fire.
The Civil Defense Department confirmed that women members participated alongside firefighting teams from various departments and civil defense centers to put out the fire, including five firefighters who were working to extinguish the fire alongside their firefighters, and 10 firefighters who were ready to participate in firefighting operations if the fire developed.