Warehouse fire sends smoke over Emirati city of Sharjah

AP News
Posted: Oct 28, 2015 10:36 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire burned through several warehouses in the Emirati city of Sharjah on Wednesday, sending thick black smoke into the air but causing no casualties.

Civil defense officials in Sharjah said on Twitter that the fire started in the afternoon and burned furniture, aluminum tools, refrigerators and air conditioners stored there but no one was hurt.

Fires have affected several skyscrapers in the Emirates, including a February blaze that broke out at Dubai's 86-story Torch tower, one of the world's tallest residential towers. There were no major casualties in that fire.