Abu Dhabi Civil Defence and Rapid Intervention firefighting teams controlled a fire that broke out in a supermarket warehouse in the Mussafah Industrial Area on 5th November.
Six people were rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries as a result of the fire. Two of the injured sustained medium injuries and the others were not seriously hurt.
Major General Jassem Muhammad Al Marzouqui, the Civil Defence General Commander-in-Chief who supervised the ground operations, was accompanied by Colonel Tariq Saleh Al Sharif, Acting Director General at the Abu Dhabi Civil Defence General Directorate.
Colonel Al Sharif explained that the five Civil Defence and Rapid Intervention teams along with a team of ambulances responded to the scene upon receiving the reports from the Operation Room at 09:45hrs.
The teams immediately conducted firefighting procedures to successfully control and contain the fire, and transferred the injured to nearby hospitals. According to Colonel Al Sharif, the fire was classified as moderate and the investigations are continuing to ascertain the cause of fire. “It is imperative that all commercial facilities adhere to the preventive safety requirements for buildings, and to ensure that these procedures are applied,” he said.