An eight-month-old boy was killed and three other people suffered minor injuries after they inhaled smoke from a fire that broke out in their house, the Civil Defence Department of Abu Dhabi said on Saturday.
The operations room at the Abu Dhabi Police Department received a report of the fire that broke out in the Baniyas East area, and immediately, the Civil Defence rescue teams rushed to the scene and doused the fire.
An investigation is being carried out to find out the causes of the fire, according to local media Emarat Al Youm.
The Civil Defence Department called the public to adhere to the requirements of prevention and safety, and to ensure the maintenance of manual and mobile fire extinguishing equipment.
The department called on the public to take all necessary safety precautions in case of fire, and to ensure the maintenance of manual fire extinguishing equipment.
It also urged the public not to gather near the places of incidents and fires, saying that such behavior may endanger their lives and prevents rescue teams and ambulance from performing their duties.