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PHOTOS: Fire erupts in residential area of Bin Mahmoud (updated)

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With reporting from Ankita Menon

First responders are blocking off Al Jazeera Street in Bin Mahmoud near Red Lobster while trying to get a large fire in an older residential area under control.

UPDATE | 3:53pm

According to this photo taken at 2:30pm, the fire appears to have originated from a small, structure within the grounds of a two-story building, but separate from it:

Fire

It then apparently spread to the roof of the building, as shown in the next photo.

UPDATE | 3:25pm

According to this view of the fire, it appears to have taken place on the roof of one of the residential buildings.

Fire

UPDATE | 3:18pm

Residents say the fire is now almost out:

https://twitter.com/hotricharab/status/445534011754938368

The cause and whether anyone was hurt remains unknown.

According to witnesses, the fire erupted around 2:30pm near C Ring Road. Some said there was a smell of burning rubber and electrical cables at the scene.

It is unclear if there are any injuries. Speaking to Doha News, an Avenue Coffee Shop employee on Al Jazeera St. said that building on fire has tenants, but he did not see anyone being carried away on stretchers or treated for medical help.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the blaze for kilometers, half an hour after it first began, prompting questions from residents about where the fire originated from.

Does anyone know more?

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