No casualties reported in Torch Tower fire
This is the second blaze in the luxury apartment building…
A fire broke out at the 86-storey Dubai Marina Torch Tower at around 1am last night, a Dubai Police spokesperson told Gulf News that the fire started on the 9th floor.
Thankfully, with the help of teams from four civil defence stations, everyone was evacuated from the building safely (there is a fire station mere metres from the Torch Tower).
This neighbouring resident showed that the fire was completely out by 3.30am:
— HE FOLLOWED ME (@AssietouG) August 3, 2017
If you’ve been affected by the Torch Tower Fire Dubai Authorities are asking you to call 999, as they are working on providing shelter for people in the nearby Princess Tower:
Dubai authorities working on providing shelter at the Princess Tower for those affected by the Torch Tower fire. For inquiries, call 999
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2017
This video shows the fire at its peak:
— PepGenesio (@Mamad_ElShabazz) August 3, 2017
The Torch Tower, which was finished in 2011, also caught fire in 2015. In 2016, the UAE government approved extensive recladding works for the building.
H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was spotted on the scene last night too (he was also involved in the emergency effort at the Address Hotel fire):
Featured Photos: Dubai Civil Defence/Twitter