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Fire off Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai

Dubai: A minor fire has erupted off Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai, which firefighters managed to put out in less than an hour.

No injuries were reported in the accident that took place in an under-construction building on Shaikh Zayed Road at mid-day on Monday.

A Dubai Civil Defence spokesperson said the fire started in the insulation material on the roof of the building.

"We received a call about the fire at 11.33am and the fire was put out and the cooling process was started at around 12.14pm," he said.

The labourers were evacuated out of the building to ensure their safety, he said.

Teams from fire stations in Al Barsha and UAE Martyr took part in the firefighting efforts.

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