Pupils moved to safety after fire breaks out at Dubai school

Blaze started in the guards' room at Gems Modern Academy in Nad Al Sheba

School fire. Courtesy Dubai Civil Defence
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Hundreds of pupils were taken to safety after a small fire broke out at a school in Dubai on Monday.

Dubai Civil Defence received a report of a fire at Gems Modern Academy in Nad Al Sheba 3 at 12.06pm.

The fire started in the guards' room at the entrance of the campus.

Firefighters put out the blaze in 10 minutes.

All pupils and staff are safe and no injuries were reported.

“A fire broke out at Gate 3 in the guards’ cabin today,” said Nargish Khambatta, principal and chief executive of the school.

"The school’s well-rehearsed evacuation protocol was followed immediately and all children were taken to the main field away from the scene of the fire within minutes."

There were about 3,700 pupils enrolled at the school last year.