Video: Fire breaks out at Sharjah City Tower

A total of 19 people were treated for smoke inhalation and 250 households were affected by the blaze

A fire broke out Thursday (1 October 2015) in a high-rise residential tower in the Emirati city of Sharjah, sending thick smoke billowing over the city and snarling traffic as commuters headed home at the end of the local work week. 

A total of 19 people were treated for smoke inhalation and 250 households were affected by the blaze, Sharjah Civil Defense incident commander Lt. Col. Saeed al-Suwaidi told The Associated Press.

Howver there were no fatalities.

Falling, burning debris damaged at least five cars parked at the base of the tower.

The fire was extinguished by nightfall. A Red Crescent tent was set up behind the building to care for those affected.

 

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