Apartment gutted in fire from washing machine

Ajman: Nine residents were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in an apartment in a residential building in Al Nuaimiah area in Ajman on Monday morning.

Lieutenant Colonel Raed Obaid Al Zaabi, deputy director of the centers management, said the blaze broke out from a washing machine in an apartment, and was controlled in a record time. The apartment was gutted in the fire that started at around 11am.

Nine residents, all Arab nationals, were treated at the site for smoke inhalation. Three members of a Yemeni family, including father, 31, mother, 32, and their 5-year-old daughter, were later moved to Al Qasimi hospital in Sharjah. Their condition was reported to be stable.

Firefighters cooled the site and the residents can return to their apartment, he said.

The site will be handed over to police to investigate the cause of fire.

Ajman Civil Defence called on residents on the necessity of adhering to the safety norms in homes and apartments and the need to check the safety and prevention requirements, such as the maintenance of electrical appliances, as well as the provision of fire extinguishers.

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