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BREAKING NEWS: Fire engulfs Dubai Creek

The blaze has engulfed boats docked at Dubai Creek, off Dubai's Al Maktoum Bridge in Deira area.
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by Neha Bhatia

A fire has broken out at Dubai Creek, engulfing boats docked there, off Dubai's Al Maktoum Bridge in Deira area. 

The blaze is visible from as far as Bur Dubai, the other end of Dubai Creek and across from where the fire is currently burning.

Civil defence teams from at least five fire stations were on the scene within minutes and a Dubai Civil Defence spokesman told 7DAYS about 5pm on Monday that there were no known casualties.

“We received the call at 3.04pm and rushed to the scene. Our teams are still fighting the fire,” the spokesman added.

The burning cargo included tyres and paper. 

No details are available as to what caused the fire.

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