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3 flats gutted after 34-storey Dubai highrise catches fire
By Matovu Abdallah Twaha November 19, 2012
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DUBAI: Three flats were gutted after a fire broke out in the 34-storey multi-purpose Tamweel Tower in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) area along Sheikh Zayed Road.

No injuries were reported, although the blaze left 11 cars parked on the ground floor  charred.

“The fire started at around 1:45am on Sunday and was fully extinguished at around 8am. The cause of the fire is yet to be established,” said the Spokesperson of the Dubai Civil Defence (DCD), Mohammed Hamed Abu Naseer. 

Although entire floors were damaged by the fire, the DCD said just three of the flats were severely burnt. The building was operated by Tamweel — the UAE Islamic home finance provider — which also had its office in the same building.

The Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tamweel, Varun Sood, issued a media statement that residents were being offered accommodation in different hotels.

“Our staff are on site and have provided transportation and hotel accommodation, in coordination with DMCC, to any resident who requires such assistance. We will continue to work with the Building Owners Association to assist all residents and we remain fully committed to ensuring their well-being.”

The DCD teams which were drawn from Al Manara, Al Barsha, Satwa, Karama, Port Saeed and Rashidiya centres was overseen by the head of Al Manara Centre area, Brig Othman Mohammed.

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