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Fire struck the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai on Tuesday, forcing an evacuation of the building. (All images by Nemanja Seslija/ITP).
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Dubai Civil Defence took 30 minutes to extinguish the fire, but there were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire was unknown.
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The blaze started in the control room on the third floor of the building on Al Maktoum Street at around 8.30am.
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The fire drew a crowd of about 100 spectators.
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A large number of fire and police personnel attended the fire.
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Firefighters used high pressure hoses to contain the blaze on Al Maktoum Street.