Fire breaks out at United Arab Emirates skyscraper

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.