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A fire tender douses the blaze in the building in Abu Dhabi.
The Civil Defence teams in Abu Dhabi put out a fire that broke out on Friday evening in a 12-storey residential building in Al Mamoura area in Abu Dhabi.
The teams evacuated people from the tower. Some residents reported of suffocation. They were transferred to the hospital for treatment.
A report was received in the operations room in the evening regarding the outbreak of a fire in a building. Immediately the civil defence teams rushed to the site.
The teams began their duties in extinguishing the fire that broke out in an apartment on the seventh floor of the building.
The team members prevented the fire from spreading to the residential apartments.
The residents from the adjacent buildings were safely evacuated.
The cooling operations were being conducted.
A forensic team will investigate the cause of the fire.
The Abu Dhabi Police expressed their regret over the tragic incident, conveying their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the two children.
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