Dubai: Seven people were injured after a fire broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah on Sunday morning.
The incident occurred at around 7.03am at the Tiger 3 building in Al Taawun area.
Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director General of Sharjah Civil Defence, told Gulf News that five of the injured were treated at the site while two others were taken to the hospital.
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Civil Defence teams from Al Nahda, Samnan and Al Mina, were immediately dispatched to put out the flames, which allegedly started from a kitchen in an apartment on the eight floor of the building.
Residents of the 40-storey building were evacuated soon after the fire broke out. The baze was brought under control at around 8.30am, according to the Civil Defence.
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The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Residents of the tower will be allowed back into their residence once the investigation is complete, police said.
Timeline - Sharjah Apartments Fires
March 04, 2018
A fire breaks out in a 40-storey residential tower of Tiger 3 in Taawun area, Sharjah. Seven people are injured.
February 12, 2018
Five people, including two children, died due to suffocation after a fire in an apartment on the first floor of a building in Al Buteenah area, Sharjah.
April 14, 2017
Two Asian men are died of suffocation and five others were injured in a massive fire that broke out in Al Manama Supermarket in Sharjah.
October 01, 2015
A massive fire erupt in the Nasser Tower located on King Faisal Street in Sharjah. Around 250 families were evacuated from the 32-storey building consists of 26 residential floors and six levels of car parking.
April 22, 2013
A blaze destroy 10 apartments of Hafeet Tower 2 in Sharjah. Residents of the tower in Sharjah's Al Tawun area were evacuated when a fire broke out on the 20th floor.
March 12, 2013
A blaze gut 10 apartments on the first floor of a 10-storey building Al Qasimiya area in Sharjah. An estimated 70 families were evacuated from the burning building.
April 28, 2012
Hundreds of family are displaced after a massive fire broke out in the 40-storey Al Tayer Tower near Al Nahda park in Sharjah
January 25, 2012
A fire breaks out in Al Baker Tower 4 near Al Tawun Mall in Sharjah. The fire was caused by a lit cigarette that was thrown off the balcony from an upper floor and landed on the balcony on the first floor.
November 08, 2011
A massive fire breaks out at a high-rise residential tower in Al Nahda area in Shrajah that left 6 people injured.
March 08, 2011
Fire gut an apartment on Al Wahda Street, Sharjah, believed to have been caused by an electric short circuit.
July 06, 2010
A fire breaks out in a 14-storey building in Bu Tinah area, Sharjah spreading panic among residents.
January 04, 2009
A fire breaks out in an apartment on Al Buhaira Corniche, it started from a kitchen and gutted the apartment on the 13th floor. There were no casualties reported.
October 28, 2008
Two Nepalese children are burned to death in a fire on the fourth floor of the Abdullah Khouri building at Jamal Abdul Nasser Street in Sharjah.
May 26, 2008
A fire breaks out at a residential building in Al Ta'awun. The fire started on the first storey and extended to apartments up to the seventh floor. No causalities were reported.
August 21, 2007
One person died and three of a family sustained injuries in a fire that breaks out in an apartment at the eighth floor in Al Tahira tower in Al Nahda, Sharjah.
April 09, 2007
A fire breaks out in the eight floor of apartment in Sharjah. A mother in the flat dropped her two children ages three and five from the building to save them from a fire. One of the boys died on the spot.
February 02, 2007
Fire tore through four floors of Majaz 2 residential tower in Sharjah, forcing more than 250 residents to flee the thick smoke that filled their rooms.
January 25, 2007
One apartment burnt at Al Yasmeen building, near Industrial Area 6, Sharjah.
January 09, 2007
Several apartments of a 47-storey building under construction were gutted. The fire broke out at Dana Tower, near the Buhairah Corniche.