: BBC: Huge blaze hits UAE residential towers

10:48 Mar. 29, 2016

BBC: Huge blaze hits UAE residential towers

Fire and smoke billow from a high-rise building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early March 29, 2016. (AP Photo)

Fire engulfed a high-rise tower in the city of Ajman

A large fire has hit at least two residential towers in the United Arab Emirates, in the third such incident in a little more than a year.

The fire struck one tower in Ajman emirate, north of Dubai, before spreading to an adjacent block.

Residents were evacuated, but several have reportedly been treated for breathing problems and minor injuries.

On New Year's Eve, a large fire engulfed the luxury 63-storey Address Hotel in central Dubai.

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