A fire has broken out at Torch Tower in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.
#BREAKING: Huge fire engulfes #TorchTower in #Dubai. Fire department says all people inside the building have been evacuated safely. pic.twitter.com/sfGOFAN5dt
— Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) August 3, 2017
Al Arabiya reported that firefighters were dispatched to the 79-storey tower late on Thursday, August 3.
No one has been reported injured and the fire department said everyone was evacuated from the building.
Picture: @DubaiPoliceHQ Commander in Chief & @DCDDubai Director General on site following measures to control the fire at the #TorchTower pic.twitter.com/Ww7biP7KFS
— Ali Al Shouk (@alialshouk) August 3, 2017
The skyscraper, which measures more than 330 meters (1,082 feet), caught fire once before in February 2015.