Fire breaks out at building near Dubai Mall

The blaze erupted in a building under construction



Picture courtesy: Dubai Media Office on Twitter

A fire erupted in a building close to Dubai Mall on Sunday morning.

The blaze erupted at Emaar’s Fountain Views Towers – currently under construction, Dubai Media Office said on Twitter.

Civil defense teams have put out the fire and no injuries have been reported. Three trapped workers were rescued.

“Cooling operations are underway and ambulance units are on site,” Dubai Media Office said on Twitter.

Roads leading to MBR Boulevard from Cinema Crossroads are closed and traffic has been diverted to the flyover, the Media Office said.

Interchange 7 leading to Burj Khalifa is also closed and vehicles of employees have been redirected to Dubai Mall’s Fashion Parking.

The fire is also reportedly causing traffic congestion on the Financial Centre Road.

The Police advised motorists to take caution while driving near the area.

Senior police officials were also on site and spoke to residents nearby.