VIDEO: Dhow cargo catches fire, spreading smoke across Deira
A fire broke out on a dhow in Deira Port on Friday evening, sending thick black smoke billowing over the Deira skyline.
The incident was reported at 5.30pm, Dubai Civil Defense spokesperson said, and was brought under control an hour later, but not before Deira residents captured dramatic images and videos of the incident.
Explosions were heard and the smoke could be seen as far as Sharjah, according to social media users who posted many tweets and videos of the incident.
“The dhow was in front of Hayat Regency hotel at Dubai Creek. The dhow had tyres and flammable materials stored in it which caused the thick smoke. No injuries have been reported," a spokesperson for Dubai Civil Defense told Gulf News.
Firefighters from Port, Karama, Hamriya and Al Ras fire stations were involved in the operation to bring the fire under control.