Only 24 after the deadly explosion took place Beirut, leaving over 135 dead and 5,000 wounded, a massive fire broke out in the market of Ajman area in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to official reports, the fire broke out at 6:30 pm in the emirate's new industrial area in Ajman, which is some 50 km away from Dubai. Several fire-fighting engines were seen rushing to the incident site and reportedly took three hours to douse the flames.
The cooling operations are still underway in the market area.Khaleej Times reported, "Ajman firefighters have cordoned off the site and used water and foam in extinguishing the blazes which have broken out in many shops therein." The Commander-in-Chief of the Ajman Police, Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah al-Nuaimi, said in a statement that while the fire did not cause any deaths or injuries, parts of the market completely collapsed and burned to the ground.