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Fire in a plastic factory in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Image Credit: Twitter account Dubai Media Office

According to Dubai Media Office, moments ago, a fire broke out after an explosion in a plastic factory in Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Footage from the scene showed thick black smoke coming out of the factory. The smoke was caused by the burning plastic according to the media office.

The Dubai Civil Team said that an evacuation of the factory was ordered and the fire was brought under control in just 30 minutes. No injuries were reported.

Dubai Civil Defence teams and the specialist units succeeded in evacuating the factory of its employees without recording any injuries.

Dubai Media Office

Jebah Ali district is home to hundreds of factories and thousands of companies. It is unknown what caused the fire, but some were speculating that it was caused by a Yemeni drone strike. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.

More details to follow.

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