x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Sharjah residential fire injures six

One woman is in serious condition after a blaze that broke out inside a hotel apartment building.

Six people were injured after fire tore through a hotel apartment building in Sharjah tonight. One woman was in a serious condition in hospital, while the others suffered minor burns after the blaze at the Kuwait Building in the Butaina district of the city broke out at around 6pm.

The fire, the cause of which is as yet unknown, is thought to have started on the second floor and quickly spread up the building. Eleven floors of the 14-storey building were affected by fire. More than 100 firefighters battled for more than four hours to bring the fire under control.