World Amazing Stuff: fire erupt at Al Wahda Mall

fire erupt at Al Wahda Mall

A fire broke out in popular shopping mall- Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi city in the early morning around 12:30am, which is now reportedly under control with fire fighters and police officials on the scene.

A staff member at a shop in the mall said the fire erupted from a textile shop around 12:30am. Some clothes were burned but the civil defense reached the spot and doused the fire immediately.

A spokesman of the mall management told that the fire erupted inside the mall late on Tuesday night but it was extinguished quickly. There were no reports of injuries or major damage, he said.

Thick smoke disrupted mall operations. "We did not want to take any chance, considering the safety and security of staff and customers. The mall was closed for inspections and would be reopened as soon as possible," the spokesman said.

Although the incident happened on Tuesday night, the mall was cordoned off by the police and civil defense on Wednesday morning, witnesses said.

"No one was allowed to enter the mall. There was traffic bottleneck in the area due to the presence of civil defense trucks," an employee said.

Al Wahda Mall established in 2007 with over 152 brands the mall has evolved and now expanded to be the biggest mall with over 350 brands spanning across a total size of 3.3 million square feet area.