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Fire in 13-storey Abu Dhabi apartment put out

No injuries were reported and an investigation is under way to determine the cause

No one is believed to have been injured by the fire in Abu Dhabi [image: Abu Dhabi Police].
No one is believed to have been injured by the fire in Abu Dhabi [image: Abu Dhabi Police].

A fire broke out on the seventh floor of a 13-storey residential building in Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi, local police officials confirmed. 

No injuries have been reported and the blaze was successfully put out by local firefighters, Abu Dhabi Police said in an update on its Facebook page, which added that residents were quickly evacuated from the fire-hit property.

An investigation to determine the cause of the fire is now under way.

READ: Façade of Dubai's fire-hit Adriatic homes on Palm Jumeirah replaced

Abu Dhabi Civil Defence has since called on residents to not obstruct emergency vehicles from reaching the scene of the accident, warning that such action could hamper the rescue efforts of emergency teams.

Building owners have once again been advised to comply with Abu Dhabi's safety and prevention requirements to mitigate the risk of fire. 

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