West Bay Doha was on fire early today. A construction site caught fire late this morning in the high-rise Dafna area.
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The scene of the blaze was apparently a below-ground building foundation parking garage between Ezdan Towers and the incomplete Al Dareen residential tower.
No injuries were immediately confirmed and traffic authorities responding to the fire said it wasn’t clear what had caused it.
Construction workers, however, said tar being put onto the concrete of the parking lot’s foundation had caught fire, which eventually spread to the adjacent Al Dareen building.
Authorities responded as the smoke was seen blowing across City Center Mall, blocking roads and temporarily shunting traffic onto the Corniche road.
Heavy winds today could only have worsened the blaze, but fire fighters had everything under control and were exiting the area by 1pm.