Flames and smoke marred the Bur Dubai sky last Monday after a couple of stores in the Bur Dubai temple area caught fire during midnight, leading the community to be closed.
Two stores in Bur Dubai temple locale catch fire
A report by Khaleej Times claims that a short circuit led to electric appliances overheating, eventually catching fire and setting two shops ablaze last Monday midnight. The stores were located right next to the temple’s entrance.
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No casualties reported
People working at the temple and around the complex evacuated the area as the fire broke and alerted Dubai Civil Defence. The authorities quickly responded by shutting down the power and water supply, followed by containing the fires. Temporary accommodations have been arranged for the employees.
Temple reopens on Tuesday
Shopkeepers and employees spent most of Monday cleaning the temple’s entrance lane to open its doors for Mahashivratri, an auspicious occasion marking the consummation of the marriage, of Lord Shiva.
Thousands of residents and tourists visit the Bur Dubai temple every year, playing host to a community hall, worship rooms, eating areas and much more. It was built in the mid-1950s after former Dubai Emir His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum donated the land to Hindu patrons and permitted its development.
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