Dubai Creek boats in massive fire

Local social media went into panic and concern as there was a fire at Dubai Creek

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Social media users were sent into panic on Monday after a fire broke out at Dubai Creek.

Tall clouds of black smoke could be seen billowing from the water as dhows caught fire.

It was not clear how the fire started, however it's believed to have begun on tow wooden yachts. Many Twitter users expressed how they felt while the details were still unclear.

‘OMG just saw images from the fire. Hope there aren't any casualties :( #DubaiCreek,’ @Tan_taz wrote on the micro-blogging website.

Meanwhile @PurpleNano posted: ‘What's happening in Dubai Creek right now?! Hope there are no casualties!’

The burning area could reportedly be seen from the Sheikh Zayed Road and as it was growing various Dubai-based tweeters updated their followers on the emerging story by sharing what they saw.

‘Masive (oil?) fire spreading quickly on the North side of #Dubai creek.’ @tweeterbrown wrote. The @tariq_rajput added: ‘Smoke is getting bigger. It seems like any of the boats at #dubai creek caught fire.’

Several vehicles could be seen surrounding the inferno in an attempt to put out what could be viewed from Bur Dubai. The call to emergency services was reported to have been received around 3pm.

On Monday Dubai reached a high of 45 degrees celsius.

Picture credit @InsiyaE.

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