A massive fire broke out at a residential tower in Al Nahda in Sharjah on Tuesday night April 5 . Of the 12 individuals who were injured, five were rushed to hospital with smoke inhalation, and seven were treated at the scene.
A massive fire broke out at a residential tower named Abbco Tower in UAE’s Sharjah on Tuesday (April 5) night, leaving at least five people injured. The fire has been brought under control and no casualties have been reported up to now. According to Gulf News, Abbco Tower has 49 floors, excluding parking. The quick response by Sharjah Civil Defence teams averted a major disaster.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. Initial reports say the fire broke out on the 10th floor of the Abbco Tower at 9.04 pm, moving up quickly because of cladding.
Tenants were evacuated in the 49-storey building which includes 38 residential flooring, two floors for services and nine levels of car parking. Each floor has 12 flats. The fire was brought under control two hours following civil defense received the initial fire alert. National Ambulance discharged five vehicles to the scene, an official said.
One side of the building was almost entirely destroyed.Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director-General of Sharjah Civil Defence, told Gulf News that the cooling operation was under way.
Col. Al Naqbi added that all residents were evacuated before the fire spread, which helped avoid serious injury and prevent the blaze from spreading to neighbouring buildings.
The authorities used a drone to test if there were any people trapped inside, said Colonel Dr. Ali Abu Al Zoud, Deputy Director General of Central Operations of Sharjah Police.