A massive fire has engulfed one of the world’s tallest residential buildings, the Torch Tower in the UAE’s Marina in Dubai.
Authorities tweeted they successfully evacuated the 337-metre skyscraper, which is considered the 32nd tallest building in the world. No injuries have been reported so far.
Dubai Civil Defence has successfully evacuated the Torch Tower and is working to bring the fire under control
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2017
People posted footage on social media showing flames spreading up the building and debris falling down:
People reported a second fire which started at the base of the tower, spreading up:
Power were cut to neighbouring buildings:
It is the second time in two years that the 79-storey building has caught fire.
It had been damaged in 2015. It isn’t clear what caused the fire.