Fire engulfs Dubai's Marina Torch, one of world's tallest apartment buildings

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  1. Gargoyle
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    A fire erupted Friday night (Feb 20, 2015) at the Marina Torch in Dubai, the 79-floor skyscraper that is among the world's tallest residential buildings. According to a report in the English-language Gulf News, thousands were evacuated from the building but high winds have been hindering firefighters' efforts to contain the blaze. Those nearby have flooded social media with frightening and spectacular images of the fire.

    http://news.yahoo.com/fire-engulfs-...-s-tallest-apartment-buildings-001634847.html

    Thus far no fatalities reported (lets hope it stays that way). The fire seems to have started around the 57th floor and spread up to the top floor on the seaboard side. Less damage on the other side.
     
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    Really bad choice of name for the building, if I may state the obvious here...

    Hopefully it will just end up being property damage and the residents and fire fighters are all okay.
     
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    Horrible. :(
     
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    UPDATE:

    Fire extinguished in Dubai residential high-rise tower - Reuters witness


    (Reuters) - A fire that engulfed the higher floors of a Dubai residential high-rise tower has been extinguished, a Reuters witness on the scene on Saturday said.

    Hundreds of residents were evacuated after the blaze erupted hours earlier in the building, one of the world's tallest residential buildings. It is located in the Dubai Marina district, which houses much of the Gulf emirate's expatriate community.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/...LP00R20150221?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
     
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