x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Bus catches fire at Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai

The 14-seater vehicle was gutted but a team from Dubai Civil Defence managed to extinguish it. It is not clear if there were any passengers on board the bus, but no injuries were reported.

A shuttle bus was on fire at Jumeirah Beach Residence walk, but Civil Defence managed to extinguish it quickly. Courtesy of Bryanne Tait
A shuttle bus was on fire at Jumeirah Beach Residence walk, but Civil Defence managed to extinguish it quickly. Courtesy of Bryanne Tait

A 14-seater bus was gutted by fire at Jumeirah Beach Residence today.

A Dubai Civil Defence team were able to extinguish the fire shortly after.

It is not clear if there were any passengers on board the bus, but no injuries were reported.

The incident occurred near the entrance of Jumeirah Beach Residence walk.

"The bus was completely burned but a team from the Barsha fire station intervened quickly and was able to control the situation," a Civil Defence spokesman said, adding the cause of the fire was not yet known.

Dubai Police are currently investigating.

Earlier yesterday, a car caught fire on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed road, causing heavy congestion.

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