Massive fire in Sharjah high-rise, UAE (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A building under construction in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, has caught fire. Billowing smoke can be seen for several kilometers, Gulf News reports.

Photos on social media show the high-rise building engulfed in flames.

Firefighters used cranes to battle the blaze. There were no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries.

The fire caused traffic to come to a near halt, with vehicles gridlocked on streets near King Faisal Road.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear.