Toyota service centre threatened by warehouse fire
A fire broke out at a warehouse next to a Toyota Service Centre in Al Quoz in Dubai on Monday, Dubai Police have reported.
The fire broke out at Bin Hareb Decor warehouse on Shaikh Zayed Road behind Al Futaim Motors.
Workers from adjacent buildings were evacuated as a precautionary measure with smoke billowing across Shaikh Zayed Road and Al Quoz area, creating a major traffic jam in both directions.
At one point firemen had to save an oil tank from the fire, which is located at a nearby service centre.
The site is surrounded by a number of car showrooms and service centres, including Toyota, BMW and luxury cars.
A Dubai Civil Defence spokesperson said the fire started at 12.50pm. Four fire stations, Al Quoz, Al Rashidiya, Al Manara and Port Saeed were deployed to bring the fire under control.
At 1.56pm the fire was extinguished. No casualties have been reported.