A massive fire broke out Wednesday evening at a market in Ajman, an emirate in the United Arab Emirates located about 30 miles from Dubai.
As at press time no injuries or deaths have been recorded but properties and goods worth millions of dollars has been lost to the fire.
The fire incident in Ajman has come less than 24 hours after a huge explosion rattled Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon killing at least 100 and injuring more than 3,000 people.
The fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. at the Iranian souq.
Several firefighters were dispatched to the scene and they took more than four hours to bring the blaze under control.
Workers at the neighboring markets told reporters that flames quickly engulfed the area and sent thick plumes of black smoke into the air.
The nearby Ajman Speciality Hospital was evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the market had been closed for several months and there weren’t a lot of people nearby.