Residents affected by Abu Dhabi fire offered accommodation

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Temporary accommodation has been offered to the tenants of a building in Abu Dhabi that caught fire on Friday afternoon.

The blaze, which erupted in a 30-storey building in Al Zahia area left 19 people injured.

Abu Dhabi Police said they were taken to hospital after suffering 'minor to moderate injuries'.

"The Emirates Red Crescent, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority, has provided temporary accommodation for the tenants until the building is declared safe to return to," the police said on Twitter.

The force also confirmed that the fire has been completely extinguished and cooling operations are underway at the site.

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