Another Dubai tower catches fire in three days – media

DUBAI, UAE (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Another tower in Dubai caught fire on Sunday morning (August 6), the second in three days, but the fire was extinguished soon, emergency services told national media.

Eyewitness video showed smoke coming from near the top of the Marina Pinnacle tower, also known as Tiger Tower.

The fire started on a balcony and was described as minor by Dubai Civil Defence, the UAE’s Khaleej Times reported.

On Friday (August 4) a fire ripped through one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai, the latest in a series of fires in tall structures in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf’s tourism and business hub, over the past three years.

Flames shot up the sides of the Torch tower, close to Marina Pinnacle, in the second blaze to hit the high-rise since 2015, forcing hundreds of occupants to flee as burning debris showered down the sides of the 1,105 foot (337 metre)-tall, 79-storey structure.


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