A fire that engulfed a medium-rise residential building in Ajman on Friday has been put under control, Ajman Police tweeted.
The fire took place in a 15-storey residential building in Al-Naeimya area on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street this afternoon.
No injuries have been reported so far, and residents have been evacuated by the authorities in charge.
According to Major Abdullah Saif Al-Matroushi, Director General of Police Operations, the incident resulted in the burning of 16 apartments and 13 damaged vehicles.
The police followed procedures by cooling the building to investigate the cause of the fire.
In a post shared by Ajman Police on Twitter, massive flames are seen engulfing the building.
The exterior of the building can be seen burnt, as authorities put out the fire.
السيطرة على حريق بواجهة بناية سكنية بعجمان pic.twitter.com/lg9NRKEvq1— ajmanpoliceghq (@ajmanpoliceghq) August 11, 2023
The Director General of Police Operations urged the owners of buildings and residents to comply with safety rules in residential buildings, and be cautious of all that could cause fires, especially in residential buildings.