Blaze rips through boats at Dubai wharf
One man was injured in a blaze that ripped through two boats on Dubai Creek on Monday.
A blaze ripped through at least two boats on Dubai’s Creek on Monday, filling the air with thick black smoke, local press have reported.
It is not yet clear what cause the fire, but according to Gulf News there were no casualties reported and only one minor injury.
Huge fire @ dubai port....hope it gets controlled soon!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/cs6a7tRxfC— prasoon balakrishnan (@prasoonbkn1) July 13, 2015
Eye witnesses told the newspaper that thick black smoke could be seen for many kilometers away from the fire.
A Dubai Civil Defense spokesman told the newspaper that firefighters from five stations were tackling the blaze – these included teams from Port Saeed and Sea Rescue fire stations.
"The operations room received a call about the fire at a 3:04p.m.. As of now, there are two boats on fire, but we can't say anything about the damages as yet," the spokesman told the newspaper.
A spokesman later tweeted from the Dubai Media Office: “Fire that breaks out at Dubai Creek is 100 percent under control, 1 minor injury reported.”