Fire in 14th-floor apartment of a residential tower in Al Riqqa, Dubai, brought under control

Dubai: A fire broke out in an apartment at a residential tower in Dubai’s Al Riqqa area. An official with Dubai Civil Defence said they received an emergency call at 9:01am on Wednesday. No injuries or deaths reported, according to the official.

Firefighters from the Port Saeed Fire Station arrived at the tower at 9:07am.

“The blaze was in an apartment on the 14th floor. The tower was evacuated and the fire was brought under control at 9:40am,” said a Dubai Civil Defence spokesperson.

Backup firefighters and fire engines were also dispatched to the location from Al Ras and Al Karama Fire Stations.

Details to follow.

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