(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Firefighters from the RAK Civil Defence have managed to put out a big fire that broke out in a factory warehouse in the Industrial area of the Red Island region.
According to Col Mohammed Al Zaabi, Director of the RAK Civil Defence Department, one of the firemen received minor injuries while extinguishing the fire which broke out in the warehouse which had large amounts of wood, plastic materials, gas cylinders and diesel.
"Having been alerted of the inferno, three fire-fighting units rushed to the scene, contained the flames and prevented it from spreading to nearby areas," he said.
"The burnt woods, plastics and diesel have been buried down for fear that they might catch fire again whereas the non-burnt materials were moved to a safe place," he added.
Col Al Zaabi said investigation is on to identify the reasons behind the fire that lasted for more than two-and-half hours.
"Our firefighters have removed some other gas cylinders kept near the burning warehouse before exploding," he said.
Earlier, 11 caravans used for labour accommodation at a construction site in the Ghalila area were fully gutted, yet fortunately without any human casualties.
In another blaze, a 51-year-old Arab resident, identified only as S.M., hardly escaped death by smoke suffocation after the kitchen of the house he stayed in caught fire. All the house utensils and gas cylinder therein were burnt down.