Ajman Civil Defence brings residential tower fire under control


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Emergency teams from Ajman Police and the Civil Defence were moved into action on Friday (17 February) to control a fire which broke out in a residential tower in the Al Rashdiyah district of the emirate.

The building was evacuated and the flames were brought under control rapidly by the Civil Defence teams without any casualties, according to a senior official of Ajman Civil Defence.

Measures to combat the fire accident took place in the presence and supervision of Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police who stated that the police and civil defence forces were able to evacuate the residents of the tower, and the incident was completely controlled and extinguished, and cooling operations are still continuing at the incident site.

He added that the accident resulted in the damage of the external façade of the tower igniting on one side and reaching a number of residential apartments, with 11 cases of suffocation, which were treated at the scene by the national ambulance, and two people with moderate injuries were transferred to Sheikh Khalifa Hospital for treatment.

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