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Photos: Fire put out, cleanup work outside Torch Tower in Dubai Marina

angel@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 4, 2017 | Last updated on August 4, 2017 at 07.42 am
Photos: Fire put out, cleanup work outside Torch Tower in Dubai Marina

The cleanup work began this morning
(Leslie Pableo)

Officials from Dubai Police and Civil Defence overseeing the operations at the site.
(Dubai Media Office)


(Leslie Pableo)

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. 

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.  

 

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.

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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Angel Tesorero





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