Firefighters control a blaze on a cargo boat moored at a Deira port.


Dubai cargo boat loaded with cars catches fire off Deira port

A cargo boat that was loaded with cars caught fire off a port in Dubai’s Deira area on Tuesday evening (June 28).

There were no reported deaths or injuries from the incident on the dhow boat, a traditional wooden cargo boat.

A thick plume of smoke could be seen billowing across the sky as the fire raged at around 7pm.

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Police had cordoned off the area as firefighters from multiple fire stations extinguished the blaze.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within an hour. According to the Dubai Civil Defence, the boat was moored on the port when it caught fire

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway. ICA/Expat Media

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