Major volley breaks out at Ajman tower near Dubai

Building evacuated but no casualties showed as firefighters undertake flame, the latest skyscraper attack in the United Arab Emirates and wider region

Residents have been evacuated after a major flaming engulfed a high-rise tower in the United Arab Emirates, the latest in a series of skyscraper blaze in the Gulf nation.

The streets around the building in Ajman, close to Dubai, were cordoned off by police as firefighters battled to control the glow. According to the Khaleej Times tenants of the tower block have been evacuated.

Emergency services made no detailed information about casualties in tweets corroborating the inferno.

Burning debris could be seen raining down in videos posted on social media. One user said here on Twitter: The air here reeks of burning plastic. Flares are roaring up the roadside frontage of the Ajman One tower.

Bismillah, a Pakistani tenant in the composite, told Gulf News her three children hastened down 19 floors to security. We were all very distraught, we have lost everything, she said.

My flat is accomplished gutted, said another resident while mopping away tears. I have lost everything including my the documentation and I have no place to stay.

On New Years Eve firework exhibitions were interrupted after a huge fire engulfed part of a luxury hotel in Dubai. It took four hours to put out the ardour and there were no fatalities.

The Dubai police said here flame on New Years Eve started on the 20 th storey of the building, which was a residential address. Footage uploaded to the internet appearances gigantic flares rapidly climbing the inns exterior from what appeared to be a terrace or balcony.

Dubais skyline has verified two same flamings in recent years and many of the citys structures have floorings well out of reach of conventional firefighting material and rely on advanced sprinkler systems and other flame retardants.

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