Fighting a fire in the facade of a residential tower in Dubai and evacuating the occupants without injury

Fighting a fire in the facade of a residential tower in Dubai and evacuating the occupants without injury
Fighting a fire in the facade of a residential tower in Dubai and evacuating the occupants without injury

Fighting a fire in the facade of a residential tower in Dubai and evacuating the occupants without injury

Teams from the Ministry of Civil Defense in Dubai were safely evacuating a fire that broke out in the facade of a tower in downtown Dubai early yesterday morning, the ministry spokesman said, and there were no injuries or fatalities.

The administration noted a 5.48% decrease in the fire index of towers and buildings higher than eight floors in the current year.

For its part, Emaar confirmed in a statement that it would provide full support and care to the affected population.

In detail, the civil defense spokesman said that yesterday at 3:11 a.m. a report was received of a fire in the facade of one of the towers in downtown Dubai.

He added that the rescue and firefighting teams went to the scene of the accident within five minutes of receiving the report to the operating room and immediately began extinguishing the medium-intensity fire on the tower’s facade at exactly 04:52 the field commander of the work team confirmed that the fire was under control.

He added that just three hours later, the field commander announced that the firefighting and cooling work had been fully completed and the site had been handed over to the relevant authorities to take the necessary action.

He pointed out that fire accidents in Dubai buildings eight stories and above fell by 5.48% by 69 accidents in the first nine months of this year, compared with 73 fires in the same period last year, stressing the full commitment of all tall buildings in the emirate to construction and safety standards from fire and compliance with the best international standards and regulations in this regard.

In addition, a spokesman for the company Emaar said that the fire that broke out yesterday morning erupted in the Boulevard Walk building and with the support of the government agencies concerned, the situation was contained and no injuries were recorded.

Reaffirming the company’s full commitment to the protocols and regulations related to safety and security, he acknowledged the health and safety considerations of its residents as a top priority, noting that Emaar is currently working with the relevant authorities to determine the causes of the problem to investigate the accident and also communicates with local residents affected by the accident to ensure they receive the necessary care and support.

5.48%

The percentage decrease in the index of accidents in tall buildings in Dubai in the current year.

Completion of the extinguishing and cooling work and handover of the site to the responsible authorities.

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