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Fire engulfs skyscraper in Dubai Marina; second incident in same area in week

Dubai: 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 neighborhood.

Witnesses said firefighters had already begun spraying water inside of the tower on Sunday.

Emergency officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Early on Friday, a blaze hit the 79-story Torch Tower nearby forcing occupants to flee their homes as burning debris showered down the sides.

It was the second time in two-and-a-half years that the more than 1,100-foot-tall (335 meters) 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.

With inputs from AP.


Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 15:07 PM

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