UAE | Emergencies

Fire breaks out in Fujairah building

Gas cylinder explosion at an apartment causes blaze that spread in the building

  • By Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 22:11 August 11, 2012
  • Gulf News

Fire breaks out at a residential building in Fujairah
  • Image Credit: Aghaddir Ali/Gulf News
  • Fire breaks out at a residential building in Fujairah on Saturday.

Fujairah: A massive fire erupted at a six-floor residential building near the Fujairah Civil Defence Department on Saturday.

No one was injured in the fire in Building 12, which was caused by a gas cylinder explosion at one apartment, authorities said.

The fire spread rapidly because of the wind, resulting in heavy material losses. At least two apartments were completely destroyed.

The Civil Defence of Fujairah said they received an alert about the fire at  4:14pm.

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