Monday, May 07, 2007

Palm Jumeirah depends on firefighters to bring the fire under control

Fire broke out in a building under construction above the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, the iconic offshore development. One person was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation.

The construction materials that caught fire created huge dark clouds of smoke. A representative of Nakheel states that the fire broke out at 4pm in a building, currently under construction, owned by a third party developer, on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah. The fire spread within the building, setting fire to construction materials, and producing massive smoke.

However, the permanent fire tender of the Palm Jumeirah, reached the scene within minutes, along with required support from Environmental Health and Safety, and the fire service of the Civil Defence. The necessary measures have been undertaken for the safety of public in the island. All workers have been asked for an explanation.

The Palm Jumeirah, is one among the three major man-made islands, with Nakheel as its developer. Launched during 2001, it extends 522kms of the Dubai Coast and offers 4000 odd homes, due to be ready by 2010.

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