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In pictures: Abu Dhabi apartment fire

April 4, 2013

Firefighters take a breather after tackling the blaze that started on the fifth floor of the Panaderia Bakery building at the junction of Al Falah Street and Muroor Road. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
Firefighters take a breather after tackling the blaze that started on the fifth floor of the Panaderia Bakery building at the junction of Al Falah Street and Muroor Road. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
The fire spread to the top of the building, filling the building’s top three floors with smoke and trapping residents inside. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
The fire spread to the top of the building, filling the building’s top three floors with smoke and trapping residents inside. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
Most of the tower’s bedrooms are partitioned and shared by three to six people. Residents pay a few hundred dirhams a month for a bedspace. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
Most of the tower’s bedrooms are partitioned and shared by three to six people. Residents pay a few hundred dirhams a month for a bedspace. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
Residents of the eight-storey building on Al Falah Street that was gutted by fire said that the overcrowded building had no working fire alarm or fire extinguishers. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
Residents of the eight-storey building on Al Falah Street that was gutted by fire said that the overcrowded building had no working fire alarm or fire extinguishers. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
Residents, some in pyjamas and flip-flops, watched as firefighters controlled the blaze and checked the building. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
Residents, some in pyjamas and flip-flops, watched as firefighters controlled the blaze and checked the building. Paul O'Driscoll / The National
Firefighters try and put out the blaze that started on the fifth floor of the Panaderia Bakery building at the junction of Al Falah Street and Muroor Road yesterday around noon. It gutted the top three floors of the building. Sammy Dallal / The National
Firefighters try and put out the blaze that started on the fifth floor of the Panaderia Bakery building at the junction of Al Falah Street and Muroor Road yesterday around noon. It gutted the top three floors of the building. Sammy Dallal / The National