Massive fire engulfs Dubai's Torch Tower; residents successfully evacuated

Updated On : 04 Aug , 2017 , 06:20 AM
Dubai torch tower caught fire
Dubai torch tower caught fire
New Delhi:

Massive fire engulfed the high-residential Torch Tower in Dubai in the middle of Thursday night, sending plumes of smoke into the air and debris falling below. The Torch Tower is one of the world's tallest residential towers reaching more than 80 stories high.

It caught fire in early 2015 with no major casualties being reported in that blaze. Fires have affected several skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates.

Updates

1. Residents were successfully evacuated from building - Dubai's govt media.

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2. Dubai's police say firefighters are one the scene and no injuries have been reported so far in the blaze at theTorch Tower, located in Dubai's popular Marina neighbourhood.

3. A fire swept through the same building in February 2015 and its flammable cladding was blamed for the rapid spread of the flames — a chilling similarity to the Grenfell fire tragedy in London.

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First Published : Friday, August 04, 2017 04:45 AM
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