DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out in a high-rise residential building in the United Arab Emirates early Tuesday and was later contained, according to video circulating online.
Ajman is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, which also includes the future cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There have been no reports of casualties from the fire in Ajman.
Video showed one corner of the building engulfed in flames, spreading from the ground to the top, with debris falling onto the street below.
Local media Ajman News later reported that the fire was under control. Video on Instagram showed firefighters patrolling the street below as the exterior of the building went black.
UAE officials were not immediately available for comment.
There have been a number of similar fires in the UAE in recent years related to flammable cladding On many high-rise buildings that can be seen everywhere in this country.
On New Year’s Eve 2015, Fire engulfs an upscale hotel and residential complex Located near the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world. About 15 people were injured in the fire and the evacuation. Dubai police finally blame exposed wires for fire.
Regulations implemented after the fire required that all such cladding be replaced with flame retardant materials.