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Jubail Highway fire destroys 19 vehicles

Blaze at Al Osais industrial site takes out a number of transport vehicles

A fire that broke out on Sunday at an industrial site on the Jubail Highway has destroyed 19 vehicles, a Civil Defence spokesperson has said.

The industrial site belongs to Al Osais and covers an area of 2,000m2. The blaze took out a large number of transport vehicles parked at the site, the spokesman said.

“The blaze was brought under control by Civil Defence, Jubail Emergency Committee (Jama’ah) and Hadeed fire-fighters,” said Colonel Ali Al-Qahtani of the Civil Defence, in a report by Arab News.

He told the newspaper that 12 pickup trucks, five empty diesel tankers, a truck and a bus were gutted in the fire. “Alhamdulillah, there was no loss of life,” he added. An investigation has been launched to find out the exact cause of the blaze.

Misbah Al Musabbah, a director at Al Osais, said that his company was fully geared to combat fires, but “this blaze was too big to be controlled in a short time.”

He said that he believed that the fire was the result of an electrical short circuit.

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