The Tower Torch in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, is burned although the fire has already been extinguished. The skyscraper was attacked by fire in 2015.
A major fire has hit one of the world’s tallest residential buildings in Dubai at dawn on Friday. Authorities, who have not reported any casualties, have evacuated the tower, which for the second time in a few years has been devoured by the flames.
The fire started in the upper half of the Torch tower and has already been stifled by firefighters. At the moment, the causes of the fire have not been pointed out.
Residents and witnesses have posted photos and videos of the 79-storey luxurious skyscraper on social networks. Images published by Civil Protection show that some lights were still on the lower floors of the building, while the top appeared to be completely burned.
The torch tower already suffered a fire in 2015 that caused serious damage to the building and forced to evacuate some nearby buildings.
In January, Dubai announced stricter rules to minimize fire hazards after a luxury hotel near the area was burned on New Year’s Eve 2015, where fireworks were to be launched to welcome the new year.
In November of 2015, the fire destroyed three residential blocks in the center of Dubai and forced to suspend the operation of a subway line.