Firefighters bring late-night building blaze in Abu Dhabi under control

Fire swept through a high-rise building in Al Mamoura on Thursday evening

Update: Two injured in Abu Dhabi building fire as probe continues

Firefighters tackled a huge blaze that swept through a high-rise building in Abu Dhabi.

Teams from Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority were able to contain the fire, which broke out at the property in the Al Mamoura area on Thursday night.

Intense flames engulfed large sections of the building.

Abu Dhabi Police tweeted on Thursday night that the blaze had been brought under control and a cooling operation was under way.

No casualties were reported.

It was the second major fire reported in the Emirates in the space of 24 hours.

Sharjah fire crews on Thursday battled a blaze that sent smoke billowing over the city's waterfront.

The fire was reported at 6.55am in the upper floors of the unnamed tower block, which was under construction.

Workers were led to safety and no injuries were reported.

Photos of the building, close to Sharjah Expo, showed smoke rising across the area.

Sharjah Civil Defence said the fire started in the upper floors and spread through the tower, which has about 45 storeys.

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