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No injuries in massive landfill blaze in Sharjah

Bee’ah site destroyed by fire that erupted on Monday night

- By Staff Reporter

Sharjah Civil Defence said no injuries were reported in a massive landfill blaze on Monday evening.

The site, however, which belongs to Bee’ah, was completely destroyed.

The fire happened in a landfill in which flammable materials were dumped, including two barrels of diesel.

Sharjah Police sealed off roads leading to the factory and only emergency vehicles were allowed through.

Workers in nearby were evacuated.

Brig Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence, told Gulf News there were no reports of injuries.

Firefighte­rs from Civil Defence headquarte­rs and Muleiha, Samnan and Al Saja’a, Dubai and Ajman participat­ed in the operation.

Workers moved to safety continued to wait as teams from the Civil Defence and Sharjah Police launched an investigat­ion into the cause of the fire.


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