Fire at Fountain Views Dubai high-rise

A fire broke out at an under-construction building near Dubai Mall on Sunday morning but has been brought under control, according to Dubai Police.

The fire started in an under-construction tower called Fountain Views, by developer Emaar, at about 6.30am with teams of fire brigades arriving on site shortly thereafter.

Witnesses said that the police have cordoned off the area and fire fighters.

In a tweet by Dubai Police, Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief confirmed the fire in a building under construction on Boulevard Street has been brought under control.

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Dubai Media Office tweeted saying ambulance units were at the site but there were no reports of any casualties yet.

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