Fire breaks out in Karama flat

DUBAI — Firefighters extinguished a fire that erupted in a flat in Karama area here yesterday morning.

By Amira Agarib And Joy Sengupta

Published: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 8:25 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:43 AM

The operation room of the Dubai Civil Defence received a call at around 9:45am that smoke was billowing out from a flat on the second floor of a five-storey Karama Centre building.

Firefighters and rescue team from the Karama Civil Defence Station rushed to the site immediately and evacuated the building as part of preventive measures to stop the fire from spreading. It took the firefighters nearly eight minutes to put out the fire.

While no causality was reported in the incident, the one-bedroom flat was partially burnt, a Civil Defence source said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Meanwhile, officials of SBK Real Estate, the company that manages the apartments of the Karama Centre, said the flat was being used by bachelors, who were not following the safety standards properly.

S.S Arshad, Property Manager of the real estate company said, “we are managing 120 apartments in the building. The flat that got partially burnt was being used by six people working in a massage centre. They were not keeping the flat in a proper way and the rooms were full of ayurvedic medicines and other stuff.”

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