Residential fire in Sharjah destroys 26 floors

Al Nasser Tower on Sharjah's King Faisal Road caught fire, leaving around 250 families "homeless", it has been found

Al Nasser Tower in Sharjah caught fire on 1 October, 2015. [Image: Arabian Business]
Al Nasser Tower in Sharjah caught fire on 1 October, 2015. [Image: Arabian Business]

A large fire destroyed 26 floors of a residential tower in Sharjah on 1 October, 2015, leaving around 250 families "homeless", it was reported.

The building caught fire at around 2:15pm, starting on the first floor and quickly spreading to the top of the Al Nasser Tower on King Faisal Road, Khaleej Times reported.

While around 40 residents were treated by five ambulances at the scene and some were injured in the rush to evacuate the tower, no casualties were reported.

 

According to Arabian Business, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Sharjah Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and president of the Emirates Red Crescent, has ordered aid and suitable housing to be provided for residents made homeless as a result of the blaze.

Officials from Sharjah Municipality have begun an inspection of the building to determine the cause of the fire. 

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