UAE: Fire breaks out in residential building; 11 treated for smoke inhalation, injuries

The blaze has been controlled and extinguished by the authorities

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Published: Fri 17 Feb 2023, 5:13 PM

Last updated: Fri 17 Feb 2023, 9:08 PM

A fire broke out on Friday in a residential building in Ajman. Civil Defence and police departments in the state have managed to control and extinguish the blaze.

According to the police, the incident occurred in one of the towers of the Pearl Residential Complex in the Al Rashidiya region of the emirate.

The controlling of the fire happened in the presence and supervision of Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander General of Ajman Police. The police and civil defence forces were able to evacuate the tower and cooling operations are still continuing at the accident site.

An official said that the the fire reached a number of apartments, resulting in nine people having difficulty breathing due to smoke, and two injuries. The nine were treated on the scene by ambulance teams and the injured were transferred to a nearby hospital.

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