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Massive fire erupts in Sharjah high-rise

250 families evacuated as fire breaks out in 32-storey residential building in Sharjah

Sharjah: Massive fire erupts in Sharjah high-rise Nasser Tower on King Fasial Street around 1.37pm on Thursday.

Around 250 families were evacuated from the 32-storey building which consists of 26 residential floors and six levels of car parking. The fire was brought under control two hours after civil defence received the first fire alert.

Police cordoned off the area and diverted traffic to safer lanes. The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

The right side of the building was almost entirely destroyed.

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Fire spreads to higher floors through building’s cladding. Courtesy: Sharjah Civil Defence

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