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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 19 August 2018

Yacht destroyed after fire breaks out in Dubai

Fire fighters tackled blaze for more than four hours

A yacht was destroyed after a fire broke out at a Dubai port.

Dubai Civil Defence battled the vessel blaze at Port Rashid for more than four hours.

Emergency services were called into action at 5.42am on Thursday, with the vessel fire finally brought under control shortly after 10am.

Dubai Police reported the fire in a post on its official Twitter account.

No injuries were reported and the yacht was empty at the time of the incident.

Fire crews from Al Ittihad and Al Marsjha stations were joined by a maritime unit to extinguish the fire.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.

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