Middle East

Fire breaks out at United Arab Emirates skyscraper

  • Fire and smoke billow from a high-rise building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday, March 29, 2016.  Police in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman confirmed the fire erupted at the high-rise tower, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation, but gave no details of casualties.   (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Fire and smoke billow from a high-rise building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Police in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman confirmed the fire erupted at the high-rise tower, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation, but gave no details of casualties. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather to watch a high-rise building as a fire spreads up the side of the building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday, March 29, 2016.  Police in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman confirmed the fire erupted at the high-rise tower, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation, but gave no details of casualties. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    People gather to watch a high-rise building as a fire spreads up the side of the building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Police in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman confirmed the fire erupted at the high-rise tower, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation, but gave no details of casualties. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fire and smoke billow from a high-rise building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Police in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman confirmed the fire erupted at the high-rise tower, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation, but gave no details of casualties. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Fire and smoke billow from a high-rise building in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Police in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman confirmed the fire erupted at the high-rise tower, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation, but gave no details of casualties. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

Police in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman say a fire has erupted at a high-rise tower, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf nation.

The police gave no details on casualties in tweets confirming the blaze. Social media users shared images of the fire late Monday showing bright yellow flames spreading up the side of the building as chunks of burning material tumbled to the ground.

The Dubai-based Gulf News newspaper quoted Ajman Civil Defense director Brig. Saleh Saeed al-Matroushi as saying firefighters were at the scene. An official reached by The Asscoiated Press at the civil defense confirmed that firefighting efforts were ongoing but had no further details.