In the industrial area in Ajman a fire broke out in the marketplace around 6:30 pm. A medical center was near the fire and was evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Local shop owners tried to put the fire out with fire extinguishers from their stores but were unable to stop the flames because it spread too fast.
The Ajman Civil Defence was able to control the blaze within a few hours. The Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain civil defense teams helped to put the fire out as well.
So far, no injuries have been reported and the cause is not yet known.