Dubai: Firefighters battled a fire that broke out at an under construction shopping mall in Jumeirah One on Sunday, Dubai Civil Defense said.
The fire, which was reported at 5:25pm, sent plumes of smoke into the sky from Jumeirah Beach Road.
Initial investigations showed that the fire had broken out in the basement of the building.
A spokesperson from Civil Defense said Firefighting teams from four civil stations rushed to the scene to control the fire and ensure it did not extend to neighboring buildings.
Lieutenant Colonel Hussain Al Rahoumi, Director of Al Quoz Centre, confirmed that no one was reported injured in the blaze.
“We were alerted about the fire at 5:25pm and the firefighters reached the scene within six minutes. The fire broke out at an under-construction shopping mall called The Agora,” he said.
Firefighters from Al Shuhada Al Emarat, Ittihad, Port Saeed and Rashidiya stations responded to the alert, he added.
Jumeirah Street had been partially cordoned off and traffic was diverted to Al Athaar Street, while Al Orouba Street had been closed, according to Dubai Media Office.
At 10.05pm, Jumeirah Street had been reopened to traffic.
“Dubai Civil Defense puts out a fire at a construction site in Jumeirah and confirms it has not spread to any nearby buildings. There were no injuries recorded,” the media office wrote on Twitter.
Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense was present at the site to personally supervise and follow up on the containment of the fire.
The Agora Shopping mall project involved the construction of a three-story shopping centre with two basement levels.
As it happened
Update: Dubai Civil Defence has confirmed the fire has not spread to any nearby buildings.
The fire started in the basement of an under-construction building.
Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director-General of Dubai Civil Defence, was on site on Sunday evening to supervise and follow up on the containment of the fire.
اللواء خبير راشد ثاني المطروشي مدير عام الدفاع المدني في دبي يتواجد حالياً في موقع الحادث للاشراف ومتابعة عمليات السيطرة على الحريق pic.twitter.com/nMbAUc9vf9— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 20, 2017
Update: Jumeirah Street has been partially cordoned off and traffic diverted to Al Athaar Street, while Al Uroba Street has been closed, according to Dubai Media Office.
Firefighting teams from three stations were sent to contain the fire and ensure it did not extend to neighbouring buildings
Dubai: Dubai Civil Defence put out a small fire at a construction site in Jumeirah 2 on Sunday afternoon.
No injuries were reported, Dubai Media Office tweeted.