Smoker started fire at Dubai hotel say police

Woman denies cigarette started the blaze inside her room - reports

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A Dubai hotel guest has gone on trial accused of starting a blaze inside her room with a cigarette, according to reports by newspaper 7Days.

Speaking in the Dubai Court of Misdemeanors yesterday (January 8), the Iranian woman denied wrongly causing a fire.

Official records stated that the 46-year-old housewife had been renting a room at the hotel in Naif for 15 days before the incident happened.

A 23-year-old Bangladeshi cleaner told the court he was cleaning the room next to the defendants' when he noticed smoke coming from her place, according to the newspaper report. 

“The smoke was coming under the door,” the cleaner stated in official records. “I went and informed other members of staff and we opened the door. The room was burning.

“We tried to extinguish the fire but we couldn’t so we called Dubai Civil Defence who came and put it out before it spread to other rooms.”

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