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Fire breaks out at Dubai Media City tower

Flames on the 9th floor of the Business Central Tower A put out in less than an hour

Image Credit: Twitter / @naidusudhakar
Firetrucks sent to fight the flames at Business Central Towers in Dubai Media City on Wednesday afternoon.

Dubai: A fire broke out at a high-rise building in Dubai on Wednesday afternoon, prompting residents to evacuate the building.

Initial reports show that the smoke billowed out of the 9th floor of the Business Central Tower A in Dubai Media City.

Teams of firefighters from Dubai Civil Defence rushed to the scene to fight the flames.

Twitter photos show residents and office workers evacuating the building.

A Dubai Civil Defence spokesperson said the fire broke out at 1.45pm due to a suspected electrical short-circuit. It was a minor fire, the spokesperson added.

No injuries were reported and three fire stations that were called in managed to put out the flames in less than an hour.