By Kyle James   |  05-13-2018   News
Photo credit: @DubaiPoliceHQ | Instagram

Sunday was a busy day for firefighters in the city of Dubai where a fire broke out at a Dubai Marina building prompting massive evacuations. The building was evacuated safely despite the risks emergency responders faced in securing the release of the trapped people inside the Marina.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dubai Civil Defence controls the fire that broke out in Zen Tower in the Dubai Marina area amidst extremely windy and dusty weather conditions; the building was evacuated safely and no injuries were reported. <a href="https://t.co/Q1vONssMim">pic.twitter.com/Q1vONssMim</a></p>&mdash; Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) <a href="https://twitter.com/DXBMediaOffice/status/995579777041002496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dubai Civil Defence is working to put out a fire that broke out in the Zen Tower in the Dubai Marina area. The building was evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported.</p>&mdash; Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) <a href="https://twitter.com/DXBMediaOffice/status/995569111974498304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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To make matters worse for emergency responders to the Dubai Marina structure fire, at least 11 cars also caught fire below in a parking lot. The civil defense was notified about the incident at 4:14 p.m. and thanks to the quick efforts of fire brigades who arrived at the scene just 8 minutes after the fire started.

Thankfully, no casualties were reported other than some burned out cars but those can be replaced. It only took the excellent Dubai fire brigades 30 minutes to quell the raging fires. A video of the burning cars which included a yellow Corvette and a minibus went viral but investigators are still working to find the cause of the fire.

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While the two fires mentioned above were raging out of control, a third fire was unfolding near the Dubai highway where a driver was trapped inside his vehicle engulfed in flames. Sergeant Mohammed Ahmed Mahfouz of the police's difficult tasks team which focuses on transportation and rescue was driving home off-duty when he saw a burning 4WD vehicle on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

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The quick-thinking efforts of the off-duty officer managed to save the resident trapped in the burning vehicle in a heroic video. The intense video shows the off-duty officer approaching the vehicle cautiously because any burning car has the potential to explode at any moment. The officer uses a hose to put out the fire raging under the vehicle's hood as efforts to force the door open failed.

If it weren't for the timely arrival of a water tanker, the officers would not have been able to put out the deadly flames. The off-duty Sergeant Mohammed, dressed in a t-shirt and camouflage shorts, snatches the hose from a bystander and frantically sprays water on the flames to put them out before the resident trapped burned to death.

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Source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general//video-11-cars-destroyed-in-fire-outside-mall-in-dubai

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