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Fire destroys workers’ caravans on Nakheel’s Warsan site in Dubai

Nobody was injured during the Warsan 3 fire, which was reported to Dubai Civil Defence at 7.17pm on Wednesday, 5 July, and brought under control by 8.07pm

The blaze destroyed 10 labourers’ caravans on Nakheel’s Warsan 3 worksite [image: DCD].
The blaze destroyed 10 labourers’ caravans on Nakheel’s Warsan 3 worksite [image: DCD].

A fire has destroyed 10 caravans, which were being used as labour accommodation on Nakheel’s Warsan 3 worksite in Dubai.

The blaze was reported to Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) at 7.17pm on Wednesday, 5 July, 2017, and brought under control by 8.07pm.

No injuries were reported, according to a statement issued on DCD’s Instagram account.

“Dubai Civil Defence managed to control the fire incident, which took place in the Al Warsan 3 area, behind the police workshop,” the statement read.

“The operations room of the General Directorate of Civil Defence received a report of a fire at 7.17pm on Wednesday, 5 July. The fire brigades moved from Port Said and Al Qusais to the scene. At 7.25, it was found that the [fire had spread across] 10 caravans of Nakheel workers’ housing.

“The incident was simple [to deal with,] and there were no injuries. The [fire] was brought under control at 8.07pm,” DCD added.

Brigadier General Rashid Khalifa Al-Buffalasa oversaw the operation to extinguish the blaze.

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