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Video: Fire in Abu Dhabi building put out, residents evacuated

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi Filed on August 9, 2020 | Last updated on August 9, 2020 at 06.37 pm
Video, Residents, evacuated, fire breaks out, Abu Dhabi building

(Photos by Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times)

The fire is believed to have started from the restaurant on the ground floor and spread upwards.

A fire broke out in a building in Abu Dhabi City on Sunday, August 9. This is the second reported incident of fire at a residential area in the past three days.

On Sunday afternoon, a nine-storey building nearby the Universal Hospital on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street (Old Airport Road) caught fire.

Abu Dhabi Civil Defence rushed to the spot and put out the blaze.

The fire is believed to have started from the restaurant on the ground floor and spread upwards.

Residents in the building were immediately evacuated. No injuries have been reported so far.

"By 2:00 pm, I noticed this blaze. I rushed to the spot. Immediately fire engines reached the spot. Situation was brought under control. None have been hurt," Muqadar, an expat who lives nearby, said.

On Friday, another building in the Al Mamora area of the city caught fire. 


Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.

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