Firefighters put out large blaze in Abu Dhabi residential building

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Abu Dhabi’s Civil Defense teams put out a large fire that broke out in a residential building in Abu Dhabi on Friday night. — WAM photo
Abu Dhabi’s Civil Defense teams put out a large fire that broke out in a residential building in Abu Dhabi on Friday night. — WAM photo

Saudi Gazette report

ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi’s Civil Defense firefighters put out a large fire that broke out in a residential building in Abu Dhabi on Friday night, the UAE’s state news agency WAM reported.

According to the report, residents of Al Nahyan area had reported hearing a loud bang in an apartment on the seventh floor of a building in Al Marwu Street, near Mediclinic Al Mamora.

Fire trucks from the Civil Defense rushed to the scene, cordoned off the area, and vacated the residents safely after preventing the fire from spreading to other apartments.

However, some cases of smoke inhalation have been reported.

Abu Dhabi police later issued a statement saying the fire had been extinguished and residents who suffered smoke inhalation were taken to hospital.

“The building was evacuated as soon as police arrived and the Civil Defense managed to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring buildings.”

The police said the fire broke out on the seventh floor of the 12-story residential building but the cause has yet to be determined.


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