Abbco Tower: Fire engulfs skyscraper in UAE city of Sharjah

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Khaleej Times

A fire broke out in a skyscraper in Sharjah, one of the UAE's largest cities, spilling debris on cars in the streets below.

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Dozens of firefighters worked to put out the fire at Torre Abbco using at least a dozen fire engines and drones, reports a local journalist.

Now they are trying to cool the 48-story building.

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There were no immediate reports of casualties or the probable cause of the fire.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 9:00 pm (5:00 pm GMT) on Tuesday.

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At least five nearby buildings were evacuated while the fire department was working on the site, according to Dubai's Khaleej Times.

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