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Newsline: Fire breaks out near British embassy in Dubai

A fire broke out in a residential building in Dubai’s Bur Dubai area near the British embassy on Thursday afternoon. The operations room of the Dubai Civil Defence received information of the incident around 3.21 pm, after which emergency vehicles were pressed into action. Dozens of residents, many of them women and children, were evacuated, even as firefighters battled to extinguish the fire. The fire started on the first floor of the building and one flat was gutted.



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