A massive fire broke out inside a container on board a ship at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port late Wednesday and was felt across the city, officials said.
Officials said that no one was killed or injured and the fire has been brought under control. “A container fire has been reported inside a vessel anchored at Jebel Ali Port. A civil defense team from Dubai is working to douse the fire,” the Dubai Media Office said in a tweet on its official account.
The Dubai Media Office posted a video of firefighters putting out the fire at the port.
Several CNN personnel in Dubai said they heard and felt the explosion, which shook buildings, 15 kilometers from the port. Social media videos show a large ball of fire lighting up the night sky from the port area.
Jebel Ali is the ninth largest port in the world and the largest port in the region.
This is a developing story.