Fire breaks out in 86-storeyed building in Dubai, no injuries reported

Fire breaks out in Dubai residential tower
A fire broke out in the 86-storeyed Torch Tower at Dubai Marina here, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, on Thursday night, but no one was reported injured and the flames have been brought under control, official sources said.
"Dubai Civil Defence announces that the fire at the Torch Tower has been brought under control. Cooling operations are underway," the official Dubai Media Office said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
"No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident," it said.
Firefighting squads from four Civil Defence Stations were deployed to bring the fire under control and ensure the safety of the building's residents, they said.
The sources said Civil Defence personnel had successfully evacuated the building. Both the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police and the Director General of Civil Defence were at the scene to oversee the firefighting and rescue efforts.
The authorities were working on providing shelter for those affected by the blaze at another building, Princess Tower.
Witnesses said they saw plumes of smoke rising into the skies and pieces of debris falling to the ground below.
A local media reported quoted a Dubai Police spokesperson as saying that the fire broke out on the ninth floor of the building and spread to four more floors above.
The building, which rises to 337 metres and has 676 apartments, was hit by a fire in 2015, too.


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