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