A fire has broke out in a Dubai Tower block. Large amount of debris is coming from the building as flames spread up the outside of the tower.
It is understood that the block is known locally as the torch. Witnesses claim that their aren’t many fire trucks or emergency services attending the incident at present . One local claims that one fire broke out followed by two further separate fire in the plush tower block
The Torch Tower is the fifth tallest residential building in the world and stands at more than 330 metres (1,105 ft).
It became the tallest residential building in the world in 2011 but lost the record the following year to the neighbouring Princess Tower.
In February 2015 hundreds of residents were evacuated from the same building after it was engulfed in flames in the early hours of the morning.
The blaze ripped through multiple floors of the new building, in the expat-heavy Marina district of the city.
Flames shot out from two sides of the building and glass and metal rained down from the skyscraper.
According to UAE civil defence teams, the fire spread uncontrollably partly due to flammable exterior cladding panels, similar to those used in Grenfell Tower. ©UKNIP
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