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Man trapped in burning house rescued in UAE

Ahmed Shaaban /Fujairah
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Filed on May 23, 2020 | Last updated on May 23, 2020 at 04.47 pm
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Civil defence authorities urged residents to ensure that fire detectors are installed in their homes.

A man trapped in a burning house in Fujairah was rescued by the emirate's civil defence team on Saturday.

The fire broke out in Badiya area and police were alerted to the incident at 12.20pm. Firefighters, patrols, and rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the site.

As soon as rescuers found the man inside the house, paramedics took over and administered first aid.

"He was fine and managed to escape the blaze unharmed," authorities said.

The fire gutted the house's bedroom and hallway, as thick black smoke filled all other areas, initial investigations showed. The civil defence team brought the fire under the control using special equipment.

"The case was handed over to entities concerned to determine the cause of the fire," sources said.

Civil defence authorities urged residents to ensure that fire detectors and alarm systems are installed in their homes. All appliances should also be kept in good condition.

"Using poor-quality electric devices, such as air-conditioners, fans, fridges, heaters, poses risks to a household's safety as these products can easily start a fire."

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.


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