UAE: Massive fire breaks out in Dubai, Metro Green Line shut


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.

2bThe fire was put under control at around 10.20pm, but smoke could still be seen bellowing out of the building. There was no immediate word on causalities.

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