Fire breaks out at Torch Tower in Dubai


Dubai: One of the world’s tallest residential towers caught fire early on Saturday in Dubai. Flames were seen coming out of the 13th floor of the Torch Tower during the early hours of Saturday.

The fire broke out at about 2 a.m. in the 86-story Torch tower on the northeastern end of the densely populated Marina district, which is packed with multistory skyscrapers. Debris from the fire cluttered nearby streets after the blaze appeared to be extinguished. High winds whipped through the area.

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The civil defense officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said there were no reports of deaths or injuries.The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.The police blocked off areas around the building, which still had power. Lights were on in many of the apartments inside. Multiple fire trucks and police vehicles were on the scene.