A building under construction in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, has caught fire.
Billowing smoke can be seen for several kilometers, Gulf News reports.
Photos on social media show the high-rise building engulfed in flames.
Firefighters used cranes to battle the blaze. There were no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries.
Fire erupts in a residential building located on King Faisal road in Sharjah.
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The fire caused traffic to come to a near halt, with vehicles gridlocked on streets near King Faisal Road.
The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear.
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