A blaze engulfed one of the world’s tallest residential buildings in Dubai, but authorities say the tower was evacuated and no injuries were reported.
Flames shot up the sides of the Torch tower in the upscale Marina district in the second blaze at the building since 2015, causing burning debris flying down. “No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident,” Dubai government said on its twitter account.
“Dubai Civil Defence has successfully evacuated the Torch Tower and is working to bring the fire under control,” it added.
Residents and eyewitnesses have been posting images and photos of the 79-storey skyscraper in fire on social media.
A Dubai Police spokesman told Gulf News the fire had broken out on the nine floor and spread to the next floors up.