Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) has revealed that three workers have been rescued from an under-construction building that caught fire near to Dubai Mall.
The rescue was conducted in conjunction with Dubai Police, according to the DCD Twitter account.
A message posted on the account, which has been translated from Arabic to English, stated: “Dubai Civil Defence teams, with the participation of Dubai Police rescue teams, saved three workers [who] were trapped inside the building, and were transferred to the teams.”
Eyewitnesses told Gulf News that the fire broke out at approximately 6.30am on Sunday, 2 April, 2017.
Dubai Police reported that the fire had been brought under control before 8.00am. However, DCD firefighters are still on the scene working to extinguish the blaze.