Second fire breaks out in Dubai's Al Quoz in space of days

Major blaze near Mall of Emirates is second fire in area in space of days

A major fire broke out at a factory in Dubai’s Al Quoz on Wednesday night, authorities in the emirate confirmed, just days after a blaze in the same area that is believed to have left two people dead.

The fire started in area two of the Dubai industrial district at about 18:00, with civil defence, police and ambulances all being called out to the scene. The building where the blaze started belonged to Patchi, a maker of luxury chocolate and sweets products.

The area is a stone’s throw away from Mall of the Emirates, one of Dubai’s major tourism attractions, and close to where a separate fire witnessed on Sunday.

“There is a major fire in sweets warehouse in Al Quoz Industrial Area. For your own safety we request you not to be near the site,” a tweet on Dubai Police’s official Twitter feed at about 19:00 read.

Many residents in the emirate took to Twitter to comment on the blaze.

“Chocolate warehouse ablaze in Al Quoz, second fire to hit industrial area this week,” wrote Abdul Hamid Ahmad.

“Just moved my car which was next to a huge fire in Al Quoz! Scary stuff,” added another user, Ibrahim.

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