Dubai Media Office tweeted a video of the aftermath of the fire, which appears to have affected one corner of the tower and also caused damage to several cars parked on the adjoining street.
One video showed flaming debris falling from the skyscraper.
A TOWER in the world-famous Marina in Dubai is engulfed in flames.
Above are the visuals of the Dubai Torch Tower On fire.
Firefighters in the Emirate had the blaze under control at around 3.30am local time, and the building was evacuated safely and quickly with no injuries or casualties. "People were streaming out of the auto parks of the building".
According to UAE civil defence teams, the fire spread uncontrollably partly due to flammable exterior cladding panels, similar to those used in Grenfell Tower.
"It's big fire started on 9th floor". Instant response to the fire helped in putting it out in a short period of time and avoided its spread to further floors of the building that could've resulted in more damages.Читайте также: E-cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit The Nasty Habit
The Independent writes that the United Arab Emirates updated its building safety code in 2013, and now requires that all new buildings taller than 50ft must use entirely fire-resistant cladding.
"I have a friend who is out of town who said I can stay at his place".
News reports the building has been "successfully evacuated".
However, no injuries were reported, and investigations behind the cause of the fire have started.
Last April, a fire broke out in a residential complex under construction in the centre of Dubai. The AP mentions that an inferno broke out at a 63-story luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year's Eve in 2016.
"Woke up to the insane sirens in the neighborhood - yet another fire at the Torch tower in Marina".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.