DEVELOPING: Massive fire engulfs residential building in the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 5, 2020
Fire breaks out in Sharjah building
Video by Abhishek Sen Gupta/Khaleej Times pic.twitter.com/aEyzjbihPh
— Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) May 5, 2020
Massive fire reported at Sharjah. Residents of the nearby buildings were immediately evacuated for their safety.The quick response by Sharjah Civil Defence teams averted a major disaster, authorities said. #sharjah#sharjahfire pic.twitter.com/0H51nLBCa0
— Naseel Voici (@NaseelVoici) May 5, 2020
Holy shit! It looks like early reports the Civil Defence team, which I’m guessing is UAE speak for fire department, avoided a catastrophe. The fire supposedly started on the 10th floor and lit the building up like a Christmas Tree. This is one of the most insane videos I’ve ever seen. Spoiler Alert: 50 story buildings aren’t tiny. For perspective this is basically the entire Comcast building and Liberty Place going up in flames. This video looks straight out of Michael Bay movie. I was expecting a Decepticon to pass through at one point. How do you even stop a fire like that? Do they have cherry pickers that reach 50 stories high?
An updated video looks to show the blaze was somehow taken under control currently.
— Vicky Kapur (@vickykapur) May 5, 2020
Shoutout to the ambulance and fire fighter workers in Sharjah for saving thousands of lives tonight with swift action.