Huge fire at 84-story residential tower in Dubai

Huge fire at 84-story residential tower in Dubai

Firefighters battled a huge blaze in a residential high-rise tower in Dubai on Thursday night, for the second time in a little over two years.


The ironically named Torch Tower is one of the world’s tallest residential buildings, rising 84 stories above the Dubai Marina. Officials said the building was evacuated and no injuries had yet been reported. Dubai’s Civil Defense Office said the fire was out by 3:30 a.m. local time, after it had burned for about two hours.


Images and video from social media show flames licking up the side of the building, sending debris tumbling below.