Huge fire engulfs residential tower in UAE
(CNN) — A huge fire has engulfed part of a residential complex in the United Arab Emirates, police say. The blaze is now out, and no major casualties have been reported. At least two buildings were affected.
The buildings, along with neighboring towers in the Emirate of Ajman, were evacuated without incident, and the blaze has now been extinguished.
During a phone interview with local media, the head of Ajman Police, Brigadier Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, said that one injury was confirmed: a pregnant woman who had difficulty breathing.
Five other people were treated on site for minor injuries. Al Nuaimi added that the fire started in a residential building in the Ajman One Towers complex, then partially spread to nearby buildings. The development contains 12 towers.
The reasons behind the fire remain unknown, al Nuaimi said, and there will be an investigation.
The incident, which affected a complex in the Ajman emirate, to the north of Dubai, is the third such fire to afflict the Emirates in just over a year.
In February 2015 a fire damaged the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the world’s tallest residential towers, and on New Year’s Eve flames engulfed the high-rise Address hotel in downtown Dubai.