Gleb Lyashenko
06 May 2020 07: 48
Headings: World

All 48 floors were on fire: in the UAE there was a fire in the famous skyscraper. Photo and video

The fire was extinguished

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All 48 floors were on fire: in the UAE there was a fire in the famous skyscraper. Photo and video

On May 5, in the United Arab Emirates, the city of Sharjah, a 48-story skyscraper caught fire. All floors of the building were on fire, but the fire was later extinguished.

This was reported by Gulf News.

What happened

According to information, the 10th floor caught fire first, then the fire has already spread throughout the building.

It is reported that pieces of the skyscraper's skin covered the entire street, and almost all the cars that were near the building were damaged. The location where the fire occurred is fenced and guarded by law enforcement agencies.

All residents of the high-rise building and five neighboring buildings were evacuated. Rescuers extinguished the fire in all possible ways: with the help of cars, hydrants, drones.

Eyewitnesses on the network write that the fire was not visible outside the skyscraper.

According to the media, the cause of the fire has not yet been established. The rescue service reported that the call about the fire came at 21:04.

In turn, the police, using drones, tried to determine if there were people in the skyscraper.

Fire in Sharjah May 5th. A photo

Source: Gulf News photo

Eyewitness comments and videos

“Late on Tuesday evening, a major fire was reported at a residential building in Al Nahda in Sharjah. Fire engines and ambulances were rushed to the scene." - wrote user Juviraj Anchil on Twitter.

"A huge fire that broke out in a residential building in the Al Nahda district of Sharjah was brought under control by the emirate's civil defense units," - told ARN News Center on Twitter.

DEVELOPMENT: A massive fire engulfs a residential building in the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, - also noted Breaking911.

“A massive fire was reported in a residential building in Al Nahda in Sharjah. It's a 50-story tower that's mostly Indians.", - emphasized the user enaz ahamed.

Recall that on April 30, not far from the arsenal for storing ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, near the town of Balakliya, Kharkiv region has begun steppe fire, which was soon extinguished.

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