Relief for residents: Firefighters extinguish inferno at Ajman tower complex in UAE

Ajman: A fire that erupted and burned up the side of several towers in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman has been extinguished.

Fire and smoke billow from a high-rise building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday. AP

Fire and smoke billow from a high-rise building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday. AP

Civil defense authorities put out the fire Tuesday morning at the Ajman One development in Ajman, a city that's home to many commuters who work in the Gulf commercial hub of Dubai, further to the south.

The towers are still being sprayed with water to cool down any remaining embers.

An Associated Press journalist at the scene saw two of the towers sustained severe damage in the blaze, while several others appeared to have light damage.

The complex, developed for an estimated $720 million by Aqaar, is home to 12 residential towers. Civil defense officials declined to immediately comment, while telephone numbers for Aqaar rang unanswered Tuesday.

AP


Updated Date: Mar 29, 2016 15:43 PM

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