Dubai Marina Torch tower fire: Former tallest building in world engulfed in...

Dubai Marina Torch tower fire: Former tallest building in world engulfed in blaze for second time since 2015

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A massive fire has ripped through a skyscraper in Dubai for the second time in two years.

The 1,105ft Dubai Marina Torch tower – formerly the tallest building in the world – was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Friday.

Terrifying footage showed the fire spreading up the building.

Authorities said the building was successfully evacuated as dozens of firefighters brought the flames under control.

Resident Chengyu Wang told of her escape on Instagram writing: “Tonight I’m alive, but lost everything… wish I picked up my purse and passport at least…”

Videos showed debris falling the damaged building onto surrounding areas as terrified locals watched on.
Simon Bach who posted a clip from the scene added: “Fire completely out of control in 50 story residential building in Dubai marina ”

However Dubai’s Media Office said in a tweet that the fire was “largely under control”.

It added that “no casualties have been reported so far.”

Dubai Marina Torch tower fire: Former tallest building in world engulfed in blaze for second time since 2015 Dubai Marina Torch tower fire: Former tallest building in world engulfed in blaze for second time since 2015 Dubai Marina Torch tower fire: Former tallest building in world engulfed in blaze for second time since 2015 Dubai Marina Torch tower fire: Former tallest building in world engulfed in blaze for second time since 2015

The tower, which remains one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, was also hit by a fire in February 2015.
Witness John O’ Nolan described the horrifying scene as he filmed the blaze from across the marina.

He wrote on Twitter: “Massive fire just started in the skyscraper opposite us in Dubai Marina. Read more

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