Fire strikes another tower in Dubai Marina

Fire started in the Tiger Tower on Sunday, just days after a blaze hit the 86-storey Torch Tower.

world Updated: Aug 06, 2017 13:53 IST
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A view of The Torch, one of the tallest towers in Dubai, after a fire on Friday.(AFP)

A fire has struck another high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina, just days after a blaze struck one of the world’s tallest residential towers in the same neighbourhood.

Witnesses said firefighters had already begun spraying water inside of the Tiger Tower on Sunday. Some smoke earlier hung near the tower’s top floors as those inside evacuated the building.

Emergency officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

On Friday, a blaze hit the 86-storey Torch Tower nearby. It was the second time in two and a half years that the more than 1,100-foot-tall (335 metres) tower has been ravaged by fire.

The Torch, located in Dubai’s popular waterfront Marina district, also caught fire in February 2015. There were no major casualties reported in either blaze.

First Published: Aug 06, 2017 13:53 IST