A fire caused a mass evacuation for around 2,200 students including teachers, fleeing the school after an air condition had set to flames with a thick smoke.
A member of the Dubai Civil Defence spoke out stating that around the time of 11:50am the fire had spread in the grounds of a School in Al Garhoud area. (Khaleej National School)
Fire fighters arrived on the scene with a fast response time of 5 mins.
“There was thick smoke from the air-condition in class room on first floor. We evacuated the students and teachers and controlled the fire at 12:40pm without injuries. It moderate fire and caused panic among students and staff,” the spokesperson said.
Thankfully no one was injured in this case. Civil Defence said the drills and training of the school staff helped to ease the evacuation and follow the safety instructions.