Fire in Dubai industrial area now under control

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Firefighters were still at the scene after the blaze broke out at a recycling factory in Jebel Ali. (Arab News)
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The fire was reportedly broke out at 9:21 a.m. (Arab News)
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Three firefighting squads were deployed. (Arab News)
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The thick smoke from fire could be seen from afar. (Arab News)
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The thick smoke from fire could be seen even from afar. (Arab News)
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A view of the fire from Sheikh Zayed Road. (Arab News)
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A view of the fire from Sheikh Zayed Road. (Arab News)
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Three firefighting squads were deployed. (Arab News)
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A view of the fire from Sheikh Zayed Road. (Arab News)
Updated 11 January 2019
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Fire in Dubai industrial area now under control

  • Dramatic footages show thick smoke pouring into the sky
  • Firefighters from Jebel Ali, Dubai Investments Park and Dubai Parks were deployed

DUBAI: A fire that ripped through a factory at an industrial area in southern Dubai is now under control, the government’s official media office said.

”Fire at a plastic recycling factory in Jebel Ali is fully under control with no reported injuries,” said a tweet by the Dubai Media Office.

Earlier footages show thick smoke almost enveloping the skyline of the industrial zone.

In a separate tweet, the Dubai Civil Defense confirmed a fire was reported at 9:21 a.m., engulfing a factory that produces cardboard and processes timber.

No casulaties were reported in the incident.

Firefighters from Jebel Ali, Dubai Investments Park and Dubai Parks were deployed.

 


Sinai clashes kill 7 Egyptian troops, 59 militants

Updated 13 min 41 sec ago
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Sinai clashes kill 7 Egyptian troops, 59 militants

  • Egypt launched a nationwide operation against militants last year
  • The country has struggled to defeat a long-running insurgency in Sinai

CAIRO: Egypt says at least seven troops, including an officer, have been killed in clashes with militants in recent operations in restive northern Sinai Peninsula.
The military said in a statement Tuesday that forces have killed at least 59 suspected militants and arrested another 142 suspected militants and criminals.
It says airstrikes destroyed 56 vehicles containing weapons and ammunition in the Western Desert, south and northeastern border areas.
The military statement gave no timeframe for these recent operations. It wasn’t possible to independently confirm the details as access to northern Sinai is heavily restricted.
Egypt launched a nationwide operation against militants last year. It has struggled to defeat a long-running insurgency in Sinai, which serves as a base for Egypt’s Daesh affiliate.