Friday, July 04, 2008

Another firefighter dies

The seemingly endless fires in the UAE have claimed another firefighter's life and two others were injured when they fought a blaze in a store in Al Ain

Reports say it was a nine-hour long operation for the firefighters. The fire generated thick black smoke and very high heat from highly inflammable material stored in the building.

No details of the casualties were given in the report, which you can read here.

Meanwhile firefighters in California are struggling with out of control wildfires. Over half a million acres have already been burnt and nearly forty homes destroyed. State of emergency has been declared in various areas and mass evacuations are being carried out.

The LA Times has the story here.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Is it me, or does the UAE seem to have an alarmingly high rate of fires?