Fire breaks out in Dubai Tower block

Dubai fire

Video showed flames on several floors up the side of the 79-story tower, which is one of the world's tallest residential buildings.

Of Course, Torch Tower in Marina is one of the world's tallest buildings in Dubai.

Dubai's Civil Defense announced about 3:30 a.m. that firefighters had brought the blaze under control and that no injuries had been reported.

A TOWER in the world-famous Marina in Dubai is engulfed in flames.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, the Media Office tweeted.

The resident said a lot of people got out of the building but added that it was unclear if there were people still trapped inside.

There were no reported casualties in the 2015 fire.

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A second Jordanian man at the scene, who was the landlord of the building, was also injured and later died of his wounds. The guard opened fire after being stabbed with a screwdriver.

The externally clad tower is now one of the tallest residential skyscraper in the world.

An eyewitness told Fox News that scores of panicked residents could be seen in their pajamas seated on the pavement watching as flames engulfed the building on the side facing the water. Witnesses claim that their aren't many fire trucks or emergency services attending the incident at present.

A review of United Kingdom building regulations and fire safety is now underway.

Such cladding is not necessarily hazardous, but it can be flammable under certain circumstances, and depending on a skyscraper's design, may channel fires through windows into the interiors of buildings. "It has taken 10 minutes to reach the ground from the 50th floor".

Under Dubai's new fire and safety code, builders are required "to ensure that the flammability of the cladding is as close to zero as possible". But the new rules did not immediately apply to older buildings.

Flammable cladding has contributed to at least three other towering infernos in recent years in Dubai, the most populated city in the United Arab Emirates.

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