Police report shows Dubai Marina’s Zen Tower May fire first erupted on the balcony

 

Dubai’s  Marina Zen Tower caught fire on May 13. The incident caused minor injury to one person.

The Barsha Police has recently filed the report of the fire saying  Dubai Marina fire started on the first floor apartment before spreading to other floors and apartments. As per the police report the fire  began on the balcony of a first floor, where furniture kept outdoors caught fire due to an electric short circuit or from smoking waste.

The experts revealed to the media that the fire electric short circuit was either in the lighting or the electric heater also kept on the balcony.

“The furniture caught fire due to a flammable source that was enough to start the blaze. The source was either a short circuit in the lights or the electric heater. [However], it could have been from smoking waste landing on the furniture, causing thermal glow with smoke, and that quickly turned into a blaze due to strong winds,” said the report.

It confirmed the fire started on the first floor apartment before spreading to other floors and apartments.

“The fire started on the balcony but spread quickly due to the windy weather,” said Major General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri at Dubai Police.

The 15-storey residential building was partly damaged by the fire, which started at 10:44 am, with only one man having suffered minor injuries, according to officials.

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