A huge blaze engulfed at least two residential towers in the northern UAE emirate of Ajman on Monday, local media and a witness said.

The fire erupted at a building in the Ajman One residential cluster of 12 towers and spread to at least one other tower, Gulf News daily reported on its website.

Ajman police said one pregnant woman was hospitalised after suffering breathing difficulties, while five people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Residents were evacuated and police said the blaze was brought under control.

A resident told AFP that the fire, near the coastline, was fanned by a strong wind