By Sarah Townsend
Clouds of black smoke visible on the ‘trunk’ of the manmade island
A fire broke out on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah on Tuesday morning, sending clouds of black smoke from the manmade island.
From around 11.45am, thick black smoke could be seen rising from an apparently vacant site to the west of the monorail on the trunk of the Palm.
Members of the public expressed their concern on social media, with one commentator tweeting: “Concerning pictures of a fire on The Palm. Hope everyone is ok.”
Another tweeted: “Big fire on the the Palm in #Dubai visible from offices in #MediaCity.”
Firefighters appeared to have extinguished the fire an hour later, but no information had been provided about the cause of the fire at the time of writing.
Photographic evidence suggests the fire broke out at a site adjacent to the main entry road linking the Palm to Dubai’s mainland, just to the left of the start of the Palm monorail and close to the Golden Mile apartments and under construction Viceroy Hotel.
It is the latest in a string of fires that have erupted across the emirate in recent weeks. Last week, workers were evacuated from the Regal office tower in Business Bay after a fire broke out on the upper floors.
Several days previously, a huge fire close to the metro line in Deira left approximately 400 people homeless after it ripped through ageing office and residential blocks.
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