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Residents evacuated after fire breaks out in Ajman residential tower

Several residents suffer smoke inhalation and some elderly and young people are taken to hospital after blaze at Ajman tower

Residents evacuated after fire breaks out in Ajman residential tower
Firefighters at the scene of the fire on Ajman Corniche. (Photo: WAM)

A number of residents in an Ajman residential tower suffered smoke inhalation after a fire on Monday night.

Civil Defence personnel extinguished the fire in the air-conditioning room of the tower on the Ajman Corniche, state news agency WAM reported, adding that residents were evacuated.

Brigadier Abdulaziz Ali Al Shamsi, director of the Civil Defence General Administration, said that the fire took place in the air-conditioning room on the 26th floor and smoke spread around the floor and other areas of the tower.

A total of 19 people suffered smoke inhalation and five elderly people and children were taken to the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital for treatment.

Al Shamsi stressed that the fire was contained immediately after the arrival of their teams, which prevented it from spreading to other towers.

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