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Fire at Sharjah mall food court

SHARJAH // Firefighters had to tackle a blaze in a Sharjah mall late on Friday night.

Civil Defence said the fire broke out at Sahara Centre’s food court, which prompted the evacuation of the mall and the area being cordoned off.

According to Lt Col Sami Al Naqbi, director of Sharjah Civil Defence, the fire started in Hardee’s burger restaurant at 10.30pm. Fire crews were on-site within two minutes.

“The fire was considered a simple fire. The water sprinklers in the mall, as well as civil defence teams, were able to contain the fire within 10 minutes,” said the director.

Civil Defence said there were no recorded injuries in the fire.

After fire crews put out the flames, the site was cooled down and handed over to Sharjah Police to determine the cause.

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