First responders have been putting out a massive blaze near a furniture store on Salwa Road in Qatar this evening.
The fire swelled around 7:30pm this evening at what the Gulf Times reports was the Al Sharq Curtain Shop, located between Studio Qatar and an under-construction building.
The blaze was near the Teyseer Petrol Station. Thick smoke could be seen billowing near the area, according to witnesses driving as far as Dar Al Salam mall.
One Qatar resident posted this video of the fire:
At 9:30pm, the Ministry of Interior said on Twitter that Civil Defense was cooling the fire site, and there were no injuries:
الدفاع المدني يسيطر على حريق في محل تجاري بطريق سلوى دون مصابين ، وتجري الآن عمليات التبريد#الداخلية_قطر
— وزارة الداخلية – قطر (@MOI_Qatar) August 8, 2014
Hours before that, residents reported that the blaze was almost under control:
— Ash OM (@ash_0m) August 8, 2014
Traffic appears to be congested in the area, due to a partial road closure:
— Gazanfarulla Khan (@acepilotkhan) August 8, 2014
Does anyone know more? Thoughts?
Note: This article has been corrected to reflect the fire originated next to a furniture store, not in it.