DUBAI: A fire ripped through a factory at an industrial area in southern Dubai, according to reports from two Dubai government agencies.
Firefighters were still at the scene after the blaze broke out at a recycling factory in Jebel Ali, according to a tweet by the Dubai Media Office.
Dramatic footages show thick smoke pouring into the sky.
In a separate tweet, the Dubai Civil Defense confirmed a fire was reported at 9:21 a.m., engulfing a factory that produces cardboard and processes timber.
Firefighters from Jebel Ali, Dubai Investments Park and Dubai Parks were deployed.
3 firefighting squads from Jebel Ali Civil Defence, Dubai Investment Park & Dubai Parks are working to put out a fire at a plastics recycling plant in Jebel Ali. pic.twitter.com/FHd4cBSdqI
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 11, 2019