This is the story all residents fear after a fire ripped through part of a two-story villa in Al Barsha on Saturday.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.
Kris Fade was driving through the area when he noticed the flames. By his own account he recognised the fire was fresh, so he stopped his car, jumped the gate and ran towards the entrance where he could hear screams coming from inside. At this point the father was emerging from the villa with a baby, Kris took the baby while the father reentered the building.
“I saw this flame go from 3ft to 20ft in about 20 seconds”
A total of eight people, the family and nannies all emerged safely
A local family were residents of the villa. And it’s believed the fire started in an unused room, this has yet to be confirmed by authorities. Kris documents the fire on his IG stories and has high praise for Dubai Civil Defence who arrived to the scene in less than eight minutes, dealt with the fire swiftly while ensuring the family were safe.