4 August 2017
A massive fire this morning took over Dubai’s 1,105ft tall Torch Tower.
According to reports, the fire is said to have started at around 1 a.m. local time, before shooting up one side of the 86-storey building.
Video captured from the scene and circulating on social media shows the flames illuminating the night’s sky with debris falling down onto the streets below.
Dubai authorities however say the building has been evacuated with no casualty recorded yet.
The same skyscraper was devastated by fire in 2015 and the building’s flammable cladding, which was similar to that used in Grenfell Tower, was blamed for fuelling the flames.
The Torch Tower is the fifth tallest residential building in the world and stands at more than 330 metres (1,105 ft).