Reports of explosion as authorities battle fire in Jebel Ali Port, Dubai

There are reports of an explosion in Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, with the Civil Defense team working to extinguish a fire.

The media office for Dubai said in a tweet: "A fire has been reported to have broken out in a container within a ship anchored in Jebel Ali Port. A Dubai Civil Defense team is working to put out the blaze."

Pictures and videos posted to social media show flames in the port, and there were reports of an explosion.

Dubai's civil defence ministry said no injuries had been reported.