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Plumes of smoke seen across Doha due to car fire in Al Waab

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Firefighters have put out a fire involving multiple vehicles at the Al Nasser Bridge in Doha’s Al Waab area.

At least three cars could be seen on fire in photos shared on social media, and residents have reported seeing plumes of smoke rising from the vehicles from as far away as the Corniche.

UPDATE | 12:58pm

The Ministry of Interior is tweeting that the fire, which was caused by a car accident, has been extinguished. There was no mention of injuries. Police are on site to facilitate traffic.

https://twitter.com/a_saqer55/status/446227239789543424


According to one witness, at least a second car has also caught fire:

https://twitter.com/MariamSaoud/status/446221058031362048

No one appears to be in the cars, and traffic is likely to be congested in the Doha Expressway area near Al Nasser St.

Does anyone know more?

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