Firefighters battle large blaze at Dubai warehouse

No injuries were reported after fire engulfed buildings on Saturday

A large fire swept through two warehouses in Dubai on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the Ras Al Khor Industrial Area at about 12.12pm to tackle the blaze.

They arrived at the scene within five minutes and police officers also attended.

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A paint warehouse and a second unit containing building materials were engulfed in flames.

Dubai Civil Defence officials said the highly flammable nature of the materials in the warehouse contributed to the spread of the fire.

Plumes of smoke were sent billowing into the sky as crews sought to bring the fire under control.

The blaze was contained about an hour later and no injuries or deaths were reported, Dubai Civil Defence said.

Updated: December 04, 2021, 10:38 AM