By Ashfaq Ahmed & Shafaat Shahbandari, Gulf News
Dubai: A massive fire broke out in a residential building on Salah Al Deen Street near Muraqqabat police station shortly after 5pm on Monday, destroying three blocks, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of residents from nearby buildings and the suspension of Dubai Metro services.
The fire destroyed three blocks of the five-storey Al Shamsi building.
The fire started in Block B and rapidly spread to Blocks A and C as fire fighters battled to prevent flames spreading to nearby buildings, including a petrol station and a five-star hotel. More info