$64,000 items destroyed in Bahrain workshop blaze
MANAMA, September 2, 2014
Items worth an estimated BD25,000 ($64,462.9) were destroyed in a fire at a carpentry workshop in Bahrain yesterday (September 1).
It broke out at Abdulredha Carpentry Workshop, in Suq Waqif, Hamad Town, at around 7am and has been blamed on an electrical fault, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
Flames ripped through the workshop containing highly flammable materials and it took firemen two hours to douse the blaze, but nobody was injured.
“It spread in five minutes as there were flammable items inside the workshop,” said the owner's son Abdulla Abdulredha Haider.
“All the items, including customer orders, equipment and paints, were gutted in this fire.
“We lost approximately BD25,000 and will have to spend more on renovation of the shop.
“There was lot of wood and carpentry items, in addition to equipment and machines, paints, thinners and other materials.
“We will have to start from scratch and this could take months.”
He said investigations were ongoing to determine the cause of the fire, but the Interior Ministry on its official Twitter account blamed an electricity overload.
“I am not worried about the losses, but my valued customers who were waiting to receive their orders,” added Abdulredha.
“Some orders were ready to be delivered yesterday, but unfortunately everything was gutted.
“There were two complete bedrooms and 40 wooden doors ready for delivery, but all were gutted.
“Now customers are calling and asking about their orders.
“We have no answer, although we are trying to explain what happened.”
Civil Defence sources confirmed an investigation was underway to determine the cause of fire. - TradeArabia News Service