Minor fire breaks out at Dubai school

Dubai Civil Defence

No injuries have been reported after a minor fire broke out at a private school in Dubai on Monday.

A spokesperson from Dubai Civil Defence said emergency response teams rushed to the GEMS Modern Academy in Nad Al Sheba 3 after being alerted about the incident at 12:06 pm. 

The fire started in the guards' cabin that's located away from the main school complex.

Firefighters managed to douse the flames within six minutes at 12:17 pm.

In a statement, Nargish Khambatta, Principal and CEO of GEMS Modern Academy and Vice President  - Education, GEMS Education, said that the "school's well-rehearsed evacuation protocol was followed immediately" and "all children were safely evacuated to the main field away from the scene of the fire within minutes".

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