More than 100 evacuated after Umm Al Quwain fire


No injuries have been reported after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Umm Al Quwain earlier today.

More than 100 people were evacuated when the blaze was reported just after 10:30 am.

They're currently being housed in a temporary accommodation as repair work is being carried out in the building.

An investigation has been launched to determine what caused the fire.

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