Sharjah port back in action after fire

September 21st, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) Business is back to normal at Port Khaled in Sharjah after a huge fire engulfed it Saturday.“Sharjah port will remain open and business will be conducted as usual,” said Rashid Al Leem, the director general of ports in Sharjah.

The fire broke out early Saturday at a storage area of the Emirates Oil Refining Co (ERCO), the state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. It destroyed the storage facility. ERCO mainly produces sunflower oil.

Sharjah police chief Hamid Mohammed Al-Hudaidi, who commanded the operations, said an investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire. This was the second major fire in Port Khaled in 13 months.

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