Dubai Torch Tower hit by fire again

Posted August 05, 2017

A large fire has broken out in a 79-storey residential skyscraper in Dubai, one of the world's tallest buildings.

Video posted on social media from a building across the street shows fire trucks arriving and debris covering the street.

Moreover, the authorities and the officials are also investigating the incident since there was no immediate word with regards to the cause of the fire that engulfed the residential tower.

The cause of the blaze at the building, ironically known as Torch Tower, is still unclear.

Just after 3:30 a.m. Dubai Civil Defense said the fire was out after burning for about two hours.

But the dramatic fire prompted conversations over long-standing concerns about the sort of cladding used in Dubai towers. Also, fire ensures that flammability of the cladding is as close to zero as possible while constructing the building.

"We were sleeping and we woke up to the fire alarm and people screaming".

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"It's big fire started on 9th floor".

The skyscraper had already been damaged in February 2015 by a fire that had not been victims.

The fire broke out early Friday local time, sending flaming debris raining below and promoting an evacuation, authorities said.

A statement from the Dubai government on Twitter says no injuries have been reported as yet. Immediately all the residents who are living in the Torch Towers went off to down. This is incidentally the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as many years.

Last April, a fire broke out in a residential complex under construction in the centre of Dubai.

Flammable cladding has contributed to at least three other towering infernos in recent years in Dubai, the most populated city in the United Arab Emirates.