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21 April 2024

Car fire doused at Dubai's JLT; gridlock cleared

Eyewitnesses state the fire started around 10.30am. (Pic: Sheraz Saeed)

By Bindu Rai

A car caught fire on Wednesday morning at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers residential area, near Cluster G of the populated neighbourhood.

Dubai Civil Defence confirmed with Emirates 24|7 no one was injured in the most recent incident, stating: “The fire broke out at 10.16am and a team from Al Marsa Station was on the scene in minutes to put out the blaze.

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“The fire has been extinguished and no one has been injured in the incident.”

Eyewitness Husamuddin Khan added: “I work in Cluster G and was alerted to the fire around 10.20am. Dubai Police vehicles arrived on the scene within minutes as we were watching, with Civil Defence arriving maybe 10 minutes later to put out the blaze.

“The fire has been completely extinguished, however, two lanes on Al Saryat Street were cordoned off by authorities currently as the debris was cleared.” 

Another eyewitness confirmed the news, adding there appeared to be a liquid spill on two lanes, which were briefly closed to traffic.

Images indicate the vehicle that caught fire was a black Dodge Charger.

Pic credit: H Khan