A fire broke out at the Dubai Expo site on Monday.

According to the Khaleej Times, the inferno was caused by welding work that was going on. After the blaze broke out, it was quickly brought under control and thankfully no one was injured.

“A medium-sized fire broke out earlier this morning, on the Expo 2020 site in construction debris,” a spokesperson said in a statement released on the Expo 2020 Twitter account. “The fire was brought under control quickly by emergency services.

“It is now out, and nobody was harmed.”

Dubai Expo 2020 postponed

Last week, the new dates for the Expo 2020 Dubai were officially been confirmed.

The highly anticipated event was set to take place from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021, but will now take place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

It was announced at the beginning of last month that Expo 2020 would be postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but the new dates were yet to be confirmed.

The decision to postpone the highly anticipated global event was confirmed in a heartfelt video posted to the official Expo 2020 Instagram page.

Dubai Expo 2020

Reflecting upon winning the bid for Expo 2020 seven years ago, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai thanked those who came forward to help organise and partake in the event.

However, she noted the difficult turn of events that have taken place as of late.

“As we worked towards October 2020, however something terrible happened to our world,” she said. “And so our journey must take a different turn.

“We must adjust our opening dates for Expo 2020 Dubai, and spend our time now with our friends across the globe, banding together, working together to emerge stronger than ever before.”

Ending her emotional statement, Her Excellency added, “When we come together as one, humanity knows no limits. Our promise still stands – connecting minds, creating the future.”

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Feature Image: Dubai Expo Instagram