Huge fire in Dubai tower


Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
A residential tower which home to hundreds of expats in Dubai’s famous Marina caught fire early today.
Flames were seen limbing up the 79-storey Torch Tower, a residential building in the United Arab Emirates tourism hot spot. It was once the tallest residential building in the world and stands at more than 335m tall.
Burning debris could be seen spiralling down to the ground below as firefighters desperately attempt to tackle the blaze.
Dubai Media Office confirmed that everyone had been evacuated succesfully.
Firefighting squads from four civil defence stations were deployed to bring the fire under control.
The same skyscraper was devastated by fire in 2015 and the flammable cladding was blamed in part for the blaze.
The latest blaze started on the 30th floor and had now reached the roof of the 79-storey residential building.DPA

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