EFRU Fire Team assisting Civil Protection Department during Drop Chemicals factory blaze in Mriehel

April 13, 2011 in General

The Emergency Fire & Rescue Unit were requested to assist the Civil Protection
Department, yesterday, at theDropChemicalsFactoryfire in Mriehel.

A unit from EFRU was deployed withinminutesand upon arrival assisted the CPD
in fighting the flames that engulfed the three storey building for most of the day.
Thousands of gallons of water were used before the fire died down at about
4.00pm.

Luckily no one was hurt but clouds of black smoke could be seen from various
parts of the island. The Civil Protection department evacuated a number of
buildings within a 100 meter radius as a precaution against the fumes.

EFRU volunteers were given a stand down by the Civil Protection Department at
7.00pm when the situation was clear.