Another fire in Jebel Ali

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Another fire in Jebel Ali
By Alia Al Theeb, Staff Reporter / GULF NEWS Published: September 10, 2007, 15:15

Dubai: A plastic packaging factory was gutted in a massive fire that broke out in its premises in Jebel Ali Industrial Area 3 early yesterday morning.

No one was injured in the incident.

The fire was brought under control by civil defence and fire fighting teams from Al Quoz, Jebel Ali Jumeirah and Al Karama more than three hours after the blaze started.

The cause of the fire at the United Flexible Packaging Co. Ltd. in Jebel Ali Free Zone (South Zone) was unknown.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the fire started in the middle of a hall where a machine and plastic materials were stored. The fire spread to the offices located at the entrance of the factory.

Dubai Civil Defence’s operations room said it received a report from Dubai Police’s Operations Room at 3.17am regarding the fire. Firefighting teams from Al Quoz stations arrived to the scene at 3.43am. The factory for plastic and packaging contained tonnes of flammable materials.

Brigadier Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director of Dubai Civil Defence, supervised the firefighting operation which lasted two hours and 48 minutes.

The fire was brought under control at 6.39am. The fire gutted machines, plastic materials as well as a container loaded with plastic materials. The company manufactures and exporters flexible laminates, laminated rolls, pre-formed pouches and pre-punched lids.