Fire in Deira
Fire broke out in a warehouse in Deira Image Credit: Yan Igliane Borja/Gulf News reader

Dubai: A fire has engulfed a warehouse at Al Khabeisi area in Deira on Wednesday.

Photos sent by Gulf News reader showed thick black smoke engulfing the warehouse located along Abu Baker Al Siddique Street behind Al Khabayl Discount Centre in Al Khabeisi area.

Dubai Media Office tweeted that the fire broke out in a plastic materials warehouse. " Dubai Civil Defence teams are currently dealing with a fire at a plastic materials warehouse in Port Said area. No injuries reported from the incident," says the Media office tweet.

Dubai Police have cordoned off the area while motorists and other road users have been advised to take alternative routes.

Dubai Civil Defence Operations Room received a report at 1.03pm today about a fire in a plastics warehouse in the Al Khabaisi area behind Al-Qabil Center.

Firefighters from the Port Said Fire and Rescue Center were immediately rushed to the spot. The first-responders reached there at 1.09pm and found that highly flammable plastic material in the warehouse had caught fire and completely burnt the warehouse. The fire-fighting team brought the blaze under control by 2.31pm. The Civil Defence field commander reported that there were no injuries or deaths.

At 16.54pm the field commander announced that cooling operations were under way, before handing over the site to the competent authorities for investigations.