Photos: Fire put out, cleanup work outside Torch Tower in Dubai Marina
No injuries have been reported
Dubai Marina's Torch Tower, the world's fifth tallest residential building with 86 floors, which caught international headlines after a huge fire back in February 2015, went ablaze again at half past midnight on Friday.
Hours after the fire at the Torch Tower was put out, the cleanup crew was seen cleaning the debris in front of the residential apartment. Some residents could be seen gauging the damage after the midnight fire. Firetrucks are still stationed outside the tower.
Hours after the fire at the Torch Tower was put out, the clean up crew were seen cleaning the debris. (Photo by Leslie Pableo/Khaleej Times) pic.twitter.com/kBFSG5Bldv- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) August 4, 2017
Debris could be seen falling off the building in the huge fire.
Dubai Media Office confirmed that the fire is under control and cooling operations are underway.
Dubai Civil Defence:Fire at the Torch Tower has been brought under control. Cooling operations are underway. No inures have been reported. pic.twitter.com/4hHMnaRJ7T- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2017
Dubai Civil Defence announces that the fire at the Torch Tower has been brought under control. Cooling operations are underway pic.twitter.com/4k2NeVXYBK- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2017
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
Dubai Civil Defence: Torch Tower fire brought largely under control. No casualties have been reported so far pic.twitter.com/ETJN3kPu2a- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2017
Dubai Police will be handling inquiries related to the fire in Torch Tower and those affected by it through emergency number 999- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2017
Dubai Police Commander in Chief & Dubai Civil Defence Director General on site following measures to control the fire at the Torch Tower pic.twitter.com/3hY3tqJfq9- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2017
Firefighting squads from 4 Civil Defence stations have been deployed to bring the fire under control & ensure safety of residents- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2017
According to eyewitnesses and posts on social media, almost half of the building's top floors were on fire.
The police have cordoned off the area and firefighting squads from four Civil Defence stations have been deployed to bring the fire under control and ensure the safety of residents.
"The Dubai Civil Defence has successfully evacuated the Torch Tower and is working to bring the fire under control.
No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident.
Dubai Municipality teams responded quickly to the fire of Marina Tower that was yesterday night and lasted until this morning. pic.twitter.com/uDhGi2Riv1- ????? ??? (@DMunicipality) August 4, 2017
At around 3.45am, the Dubai Media office tweeted that the fire has been brought under control and cooling operations are being conducted.
Authorities have been working on providing shelter at the nearby Princess Tower for those affected by the Torch Tower fire and Dubai Police are handling fire-related inquiries through its emergency number 999.
The Torch Tower first went up in flames back in February 2015. More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the 1,105-foot tall building. According to Kingfield Owner Association Management Services, the building management company for The Torch Tower, "most of the damage was limited to the exterior cladding."
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