A massive fire that broke out on the rooftop of a Dubai hotel on Wednesday afternoon has been put out by firefighters in 18 minutes, Dubai Civil Defense said.
Authorities said the fire gutted several air conditioners on the roof of Swissotel Al Murooj hotel in Burj Khalifa area. The cause of the fire remains unclear.
The building was immediately evacuated for people’s safety as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.
The operations room received a report of the fire, which sent thick black plumes of smoke over downtown area in Dubai, at 3:19pm.
Firefighters from Zabeel, Al Rashidiya and Barsha stations were immediately dispatched, reaching the site within only four minutes. The fire was brought under control by 3:41pm, before cooling operations started 10 minutes later.
No causalities or injuries have been reported.
Officials said the accident has been referred to relevant authorities for further investigations.
OWRealty's holistic approach seamlessly blends technology, customer-centric solutions, and international reach
Residents say they are waiting for the cooling process to be completed so that they can go back to their apartments
The couple tied the knot in a white-themed sunset wedding in Udaipur
According to the petition, 1,000 trees will be cut down while the new baseball stadium will be just six metres away from a boulevard of gingko trees whose stunning autumn leaves attract huge crowds
The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Udaipur
In an interview with a YouTube channel, he praised his wife for being a 'great mother'
Parineeti Chopra married politician Raghav Chadha in a lavish ceremony on Sunday