On Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, a massive fire broke out at Ajman Market, United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to official reports, no injuries have been reported due to Ajman fire as the market was closed due to Coronavirus Lockdown. Watch the video of Ajman fire, below.
The market (Arabic: سوق) is located near Ajman Speciality Hospital and a fruit and vegetable market in the city’s industrial area. Eyewitnesses from neighbouring market told our reporter that fire quickly took over the whole market.
The medical centre was evacuated as precautionary measures.
The market, which has dozens of shops, is a popular attraction for people from Ajman and other Emirates. Another eyewitness, who asked to not disclose his name, told that people in the neighbouring market tried to put off the fire using fire extinguishers from their own shops. However, the scale of the fire was massive and they were unable to control it.
Ajman Civil Defence said the blaze had been brought under control at about 9 pm. They were assisted by personnel from Dubai, Sharjah and Umm-Al-Quwain.
Major Gen Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, commander-in-chief of Ajman Police, said investigations were underway to determine the cause of the fire.
He said 25 police vehicles were rushed to the scene to support civil defence officers.