Sharjah Civil Defence firefighters battled huge fires that set a building under construction ablaze in the Al Qasimia area around 6 pm yesterday.
Building under construction catches fire in Sharjah
Local news outlet Sharjah24 reports a building under construction in the Al Qasimia neighbourhood tore in flames from the top floor followed by a crane catching fire. Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director General of Civil Defence in Sharjah says they were notified about it a 5:17 pm and deployed a team of firefighters arriving at the scene within four minutes.
Sharjah Civil Defence contains fires
Civil defence teams from five stations across the emirate rushed to the building and contained the flames with no casualties or deaths. Colonel Al Naqbi claims the fires broke out “due to burning pieces of wood used in construction operations.”
(Featured photograph credit: Sharjah 24)