Major fire devastates three residential buildings in Dubai

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Major fire devastates three residential buildings in Dubai
Foto: MARWAN NAAMANI| Reuters

A large fire devastated three residential buildings in Dubai. Hundreds of people were evacuated and subway services suspended. The fire was controlled five hours later.

The flames caused numerous explosions after reaching several gas cylinders located on the roof of one of the buildings. However, firefighters managed to prevent the flames to reach a nearby gas station. At the moment it is unknown if there are any victims as well as the cause of the event. Witnesses claimed that several people were having a barbecue in a green area of the building before the flames started spreading in the property.