The civil defense and quick response teams in Abu Dhabi controlled a fire that erupted in sixteen shops in the fruit and vegetable market in Mina Zayed in Abu Dhabi on early Sunday morning, with no injuries or casualties.

The fire extinguishing operations were overseen directly by Major General Jassem Muhammad Al Marzouqui, Civil Defense General Commander-in-chief at the Ministry of Interior, and Colonel Tarek Saleh Shareef, Acting Deputy Director General of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, with the attendance of Colonel Ahmed Saif bin Zeitoun Al Muhairi, Acting Director of the Capital Police Directorate.

Colonel Abdullah Rashid Al Zaabi, Acting Director of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi , said that the civil defense and quick response teams moved immediately to the fire site after receiving a notice from the Operations Room at 5 a.m. today. The teams, “Al Mina Street,” “Mina Zayed” and “Al Madina,” in addition to the quick response unit in the “Al Falah” center, started their tasks of extinguishing and controlling the fire, and preventing it from extending to neighboring places and adjacent commercial shops.

He added that according to the observations, the fire was classified as upper intermediate, and the investigations are ongoing to know the circumstances and cause of the fire. He stressed the importance of abiding by safety and prevention requirements in buildings and in the various commercial and industrial establishments.

Traffic patrols and police teams from the Al Madina Police Station participated in the logistical support. Moreover, the Air Support Department at the General Directorate for Security Support at the General Secretariat of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior participated with their drones. The drones transmitted live pictures to support the decision makers on the ground and conveyed the images to the Operations Room to assess the logistics conditions and resources distribution.

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