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Timeline – Major fire incidence in UAE

Compilation of fires in the UAE over the past five years

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June 4, 2017

A newborn baby was rescued from a building in Discovery Gardens where an apartment caught fire.

April, 14, 2017

Two Asian men are died of suffocation and five others were injured in a massive fire that broke out in Al Manama Supermarket in Sharjah.

April 7, 2017

A five-year-old girl dies in a fire at a villa in Al Warqa’a, Dubai. The girl died of suffocation and five others were injured.

March 14, 2017

Emirati twin sisters are died in a fire that broke out in a villa in Al Twar area. The 20-year-old sisters died of suffocation due to smoke inhalation.

March 3, 2017

A fire breaks out in Lamcy Plaza in Dubai and contained by the Civil Defence team within two hours with no reported injuries.

January 18, 2017

A fire destroy three warehouses in an industrial area at Dubai Investment Park. No one was injured.

January 6, 2017

Three workers are died in a fire that broke out in a furniture warehouse in the Kalba industrial area.

December 11, 2016

A 57-year-old Emirati woman dies after a fire broke out in their villa in Ras Al Khaimah. The woman’s husband, 62, is in critical condition.

October 22, 2016

An Emirati mother and her two daughters, including a top official, are died of suffocation when a massive fire breaks out in a villa in Sharjah.

October 8, 2016

Heavy smoke billowing from a burning air conditioning unit in a 27-storey Spring Tower building in Silicon Oasis, Dubai. A total of 35 residents were treated for smoke inhalation treatment on the spot,

August 24,2016

Two women are critically injured and a baby sustained minor injuries when an explosion ripped through their flat in Al Khail Gate community in Dubai.

July 20, 2016

A 75-storey Sulafa Tower, located opposite Oceana Towers and Westin Hotel went up in flames in Dubai Marina, There are no injuries or casualties reported.

June 6, 2016

A mother and her two daughters are died when a fire broke out in their shared house in Al Ghafya area in Sharjah.

March 28, 2016

A huge fire gutted at least two buildings in the Ajman One residential cluster of 12 towers close to the border with Sharjah. The fire mainly damaged Ajman Tower 1.

March 20, 2016

A fire breaks out at the fruit and vegetable market in Port Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, 16 shops are gutted.

March 14, 2016

A fire breaks out in the first floor of a residential building in Al Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi. Fifteen people sustained minor to moderate injuries, including cases of suffocation as a result of smoke.

February 11, 2016

Around 120 families are evacuated from the 23-storey Al Bandary Twin Towers on Al Ittihad Road. The fire was brought under control in 75 minutes.

December 31, 2015

A massive fire broke out in the Address Downtown hotel in Dubai, a few hours before the spectacular New Year fireworks to begin. The fire started on the 20th floor of the hotel from the outside and spread to the upper storeys. At least 14 people sustained minor injuries and they were treated at the site.

November 23, 2015

A massive fire broke out in the Al Shamsi building in Dubai, gutting three blocks, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of residents from nearby buildings and suspension of Dubai Metro services.

October 1, 2015

A massive fire erupted in the Nasser Tower located on King Faisal Street in Sharjah. Around 250 families were evacuated from the 32-storey building consists of 26 residential floors and six levels of car parking.

September 8, 2015

Two tenants died and one was severely injured in an attempt to escape a fire that ripped through a one-bedroom apartment in the England Cluster of International City in Dubai.

February 21, 2015

A fire erupted in the 86-storey The Torch tower at Dubai Marina. The fire started on the 52nd floor and spread to the floors above. The 352-metre Torch was the world’s tallest residential building when it opened in 2011. There were no serious injuries or casualties reported.

February 20, 2015

A massive fire erupted at car and tyre shops located in a two-storey building in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi. Eleven people were killed and seven were injured.

August 7, 2014

Three people and two firemen were injured in a fire that broke out on the 17th floor of an Electra Street building in Abu Dhabi.

July 7, 2013

Three people died and eight others suffered minor injuries when a fire broke out in an Airport Road building in Abu Dhabi. The fire broke out on the third floor of a nine-storey building.

April 22, 2013

A blaze destroy 10 apartments of Hafeet Tower 2 in Sharjah. Residents of the tower in Sharjah’s Al Tawun area were evacuated when a fire broke out on the 20th floor.

March 12, 2013

A blaze gut 10 apartments on the first floor of a 10-storey building Al Qasimiya area in Sharjah. An estimated 70 families were evacuated from the burning building. The fire is believed to have started in an apartment on the first floor.

November 18, 2012

A massive fire broke out at Tamweel Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai.

Octover 06, 2012

A fire in a 13-storey Saif Belhasa building in Tecom, Dubai injured two people and damaged at least nine floors. Two infants were also treated for smoke inhalation and at least seven families have been left homeless.

August 7, 2012

Six people were killed in a blaze that struck a villa in Ajman. Teenager Amr Abdullah was the lone survivor of Ajman fire that claimed the lives of his mother, three sisters and two maids. The official said that the thick black smoke was most likely the chief reason behind the victims’ inability to escape the fire.

April 28, 2012

Hundreds of families were displaced after a massive fire broke out in the 40-storey Al Tayer Tower near Al Nahda park in Sharjah. The fire started on the first floor and rapidly spread to the higher floors. A total of 102 flats were damaged by the fire.

January 25, 2012

A massive wall of flames ravaged Al Baker Tower 4, a 25-storey residential building in Al Taawun area, Sharjah leaving 125 families homeless.

— Compiled by Gulf News Archives

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