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Fire at tower near Dubai Mall sends plumes of smoke across Downtown

A fire broke out in an under-construction tower near Dubai Mall on Sunday morning.

Dubai Media Office tweeted at 7.30am about the fire, which occurred in the Fountain Views tower, saying that Dubai Civil Defence had it under control while cooling operations were under way and ambulance units were on site.

Roads leading to MBR Boulevard from Cinema Crossroads were closed and traffic was been diverted to the flyover. Interchange 7 leading to Burj Khalifa was closed and vehicles of employees were redirected to Fashion Parking​.

There were no reports of injuries.​​

The site is near to the 63-story The Address Downtown Dubai tower that was heavily damaged in a fire on New Year’s Eve on 2015.

More to follow.

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