Firefighters extinguish blaze in Dubai Torch residential tower
A fire in a Dubai skyscraper that caused hundreds to be evacuated has been extinguished, with no reported casualties. The tower, called The Torch, is one of the world’s tallest residential buildings.
The fire, which broke out on Saturday at around 2 a.m. local time (2200 UTC, Friday), was successfully put out several hours later, civil defense officials said, after hundreds of people managed to escape from the flames.
Witnesses said flaming debris fell from near the summit of the structure, which stands more than 330 meters (1,082 feet) tall.
The Gulf News newspaper reported that the blaze began on around the 50th floor of the some 80-story building, and later spread above the 70th floor after being fanned by high winds.
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Source News: DW