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Massive fire on Dubai creek, two dhows completely gutted

(KT photos by Kiran Prasad & Grace Guino)
Filed on February 19, 2012
Massive fire on Dubai creek, two dhows completely gutted

Two dhows caught fire at Dubai Creek late on Saturday. One is reported to be a cargo dhow, according to eyewitnesses, while some say the second was used for sight-seeing.

Police confirmed the incident, but did not give details at the time of going to print. Several explosions were witnessed and firefighters were battling to put out the blaze. The fire is believed to have started at 8pm on one boat and spread to the other.

Al Seef Road leading to the area was closed to traffic.

Fire brought under control at Dubai Creek

The firefighters of Civil Defence in Dubai brought the fire, which broke out today evening at 8:20pm in dhows in Dubai Creek near Dubai Municipality under control.

One of the boat was loaded with 17 cars and petroleum products.

Major Ali Hassan Al Mutawa, director of operations department at the Directorate of Civil Defence in Dubai, who supervised over the fire extinguishing operation, said the squads were able to prevent the spread of fire to the neighbouring boats.

He added that an Asian sailor was injured in the incident and has been treated, adding that the operation to control the fire lasted for three hours. Al Mutawa said that the investigation was under way to establish the causes of incident.

 





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