Fire in Dubai’s Torch Tower extinguished

Fire in Dubai’s Torch Tower extinguished

Firefighters extinguished the fire in one of the tallest residential buildings in the world — skyscraper Torch Tower (tower “the Torch”) in Dubai, reports Reuters.

A fire in a 79-storey structure with a height of 337 meters was extinguished at about 04:00 (03:00 GMT).

According to the authorities, who were in the skyscraper people were evacuated, no injuries. Adjacent streets were closed.

The government has stated that it is working to provide housing for those affected by the fire.

The fire occurred in the night of Friday, August 5. Its cause is still unknown.

In 2015, the Torch Tower was damaged by fire then also there were no casualties.

Skyscraper “the Torch”, built in 2011, was recognized as the tallest residential building in the world. It is 676 apartments.

#Dubai’s torch tower is currently burning in Dubai Marina @gulf_news ?

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