Dubai radio DJ in dramatic fire rescue

Presenter Kris Fade posts video of residential blaze

DJ Kris Fade. Chris Whiteoak / The National
DJ Kris Fade. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The radio talk show presenter Kris Fade has helped rescue a family from a house fire in Dubai.

A video shared by the DJ on Instagram on Saturday showed flames and plumes of black smoke rising above the fence of a two-storey villa.

Mr Fade, who hosts Virgin Radio Dubai’s The Kris Fade Show, spotted the fire driving home from the gym.

“We've just got an entire family out of this villa,” he said in a video shared on Instagram Stories.

“Huge fire. We've called the fire brigade but literally, had to get in there.”

He reported that the family of about eight, including a baby, were safe.

Shortly afterwards, Civil Defence crews arrived.

“Legendary fire department, legendary fire department,” said Mr Fade in the video. “They don’t get enough praise.”

Civil Defence could not confirm details of the fire without its exact location.

Updated: June 16, 2019 01:10 PM