Six rescued

Civil defence teams had to rescue six residents from  a two-storey villa in the Al Muroor area of Abu Dhabi after a blaze quickly spread upwards from the ground floor.

A neighbour reported seeing a fireman on a ladder rescue a three-year-old girl from the roof, and three or four men were taken to safety from a first-floor balcony.

Some other residents of the villa were seen escaping from the fire by jumping from a first-floor balcony.