Two policemen on a night patrol in the Eastern port of Kalba saved an entire Emirati family from a possible disaster when they jolted them out of bed after they saw a fire has just started in the kitchen.
The two cops were on a routine patrol when they saw smoke billowing out of the kitchen at mid night, 'Emarat Al Youm' daily said.
After phoning the civil defence, they rushed to the house and banged the door, jolting the father out of his bed. They then asked him to get all other family members out.
Inspecting the house, the two cops found that the fire started in the fridge and was spreading to the other parts of the kitchen.
“The father, his wife and other family members were evicted out of the house. At the same time, the civil defence arrived and managed to control the blaze which could have engulfed the entire house while the family was in bed,” the paper said.