Mas­sive Dubai blaze dis­rupts metro ser­vice

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DUBAI: A mas­sive blaze en­gulfed three res­i­den­tial blocs in cen­tral Dubai and led to ser­vices on a metro line be­ing sus­pended yes­ter­day, lo­cal me­dia re­ported. The fire broke out in the Al-Shamsi build­ings in the city’s Deira neigh­bor­hood, across the road from the above-ground Green Line of Dubai Metro, Gulf News said on its web­site. Lo­cal me­dia said no ca­su­al­ties were re­ported as fire fight­ers bat­tled the blaze. Footage posted on so­cial me­dia showed flames spew­ing out of the five-storey build­ings while thick black smoke bil­lowed above. Dubai trans­port author­ity said on its Twit­ter ac­count that the ser­vice be­tween Union and Abu Hail sta­tions was dis­rupted.

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