DUBAI: A massive fire has broken out at a luxury Dubai apartment block – raining smouldering debris down on the floors and roads below.
Firefighters are battling the blaze at the 75-storey Sulafa Tower in the Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, with hundreds of people reportedly evacuated from the block.
They are now understood to have taken control of the fire, according to reports from the city.
Videos posted online showed huge sections of the building possibly as much as two thirds of the block – engulfed by flames.
Debris could be seen falling from the skyscraper, a popular home for ex-pats, which is 285m tall making it the 23rd tallest building in Dubai and 127th tallest in the world.
It is just a walk away from the famous Palm Jumeirah artificial archipelago.
The fire is believed to have started on Sulafa Tower’s 35th floor at 2.48pm on Wednesday.
It said debris had landed on balconies on the lower floors, which then helped the fire spread.
Courtesy : TheNews