ERC provides homes for Abu Dhabi fire victims
About 30 people catered for after Al Ibrahimi Restaurant building fire
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has provided accommodation for 30 people of different nationalities whose flats were damaged by a fire that broke out last Thursday at a residential building in Zayed the First Street, formerly known as Electra Street, in Abu Dhabi.
ERC's Abu Dhabi branch, in cooperation with the owner of the building and the relevant authorities, joined first responders at the scene to provide meals for the affected families.
Four people were injured when the fire broke out on the top floor of the 17-storey residential building.
The fire started in a bunk-bed in an apartment in the Al Ibrahimi Restaurant building. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Security Media said.
According to a report by the WAM news agency, Deputy Secretary-General for Local Affairs at ERC, Rashid Mubarak Al Mansouri, said the branch received directives to react immediately to the fire and provide shelter, food and psychological and material support for the affected families, some of whom hail from other Arab countries.