Fire on Dubai yacht contained, 3 rescued

Dubai Media Office

Teams from the Dubai Civil Defence have doused a fire that broke out on a yacht near Burj Al Arab on Friday afternoon.

"Three people were safely evacuated and no one was injured in the blaze," Dubai Media Office tweeted.

A video of the operation was posted on the official Twitter handle, with the authorities adding that it appeared to "have been caused by engine failure and fuel leakage".

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

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