Fire breaks out in Dubai's port



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A fire broke out in a container in a ship anchored in Dubai's Jebel Ali Port, the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday night.

A civil defense team was trying to put out the blaze and brought the fire under control, while no casualties have been reported, the Dubai Media Office said in a statement.

"We are taking all necessary measures to ensure the normal movement of ships in the port continues without any disruption," the Jebel Ali Port authorities said.

"Friction or high temperatures" may have caused the fire, the Al Arabiya television cited the Dubai police as saying.

The Jebel Ali Port, located 35 km southwest of Dubai, in the Persian Gulf, is one of the largest and busiest harbors in the Mideast and the Gulf.

Source: Xinhua