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Fire breaks out in Sharjah residential building

Fire breaks out in residential building on Buhaira corniche in Sharjah.

  • By Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 22:47 February 2, 2013
  • Gulf News

A building on fire in Sharjah
  • Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News
  • Firemen and police surround a building on fire in Sharjah on Saturday evening.
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Dubai: Fire broke out on the 14th floor of a residential building on the Buhaira Corniche in Sharjah on Saturday.

Residents of the building have been evacuated as fire fighters worked to contain the blaze, a top official of the Sharjah Civil Defence told Gulf News.

No one was reported injured in the fire.

Comments (4)

  1. Added 14:12 February 3, 2013

    Civil Defence, Ambulance, Police and a person from Gas utility supplier were on site within minutes. Kudos to them. The fire apparently erupted because someone threw a lighted cigarette in the ventilation shaft area. Insulation material on AC duct caught fire. Can't blame authorities for that. Majority of fires take place due to ignorant and uncivilized behaviour by some individuals.

    Kalim, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 13:45 February 3, 2013

    Stop using low quality electric extension boards and plug convertors available in 1-5 dirham shops. Check the wattage rating on the board before you connect your heater.

    AT, Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 11:36 February 3, 2013

    Its terrible..why people are so careless or what is the reason? I guess its high time all electrical lines to be re-checked by proper qualified personnel before handing over flats to residents and quality products are used. Also better to have voltage stablizer as the power fluctuations could be one of the reasons for these happenings.

    shanti, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 11:15 February 3, 2013

    Sharjah Police and Fire fighters were on the site with in few minutes. Appreciate their response time. Thanks God no injury happen.

    Abbas, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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