Fire breaks out at Dubai Marina

Heavy black smoke billowed across Dubai Marina on Friday morning from a fire caused by a cigarette tossed in a plant pot

Heavy black smoke billowed across Dubai Marina on Friday morning from a fire caused by a cigarette tossed in a plant pot.

On the ground, the fire was swiftly put under control, a Dubai Civil Defence official said.

Social media users tweeted a picture of the fire showing heavy black smoke.

Brig Rashid Khalifa Buflasa, the director general for fire and rescue at Dubai Civil Defence, said the blaze was started by a cigarette tossed into a plant pot near Al Habtoor Hotel.

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The fire was described by firefighters as very minor, Brig Buflasa said. He said the fire was controlled instantly and no injuries were reported.

Source Credit: The National

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