Dubai Skyscraper Catches Fire; No One Killed
United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world’s tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai’s Marina district, sending hundreds of residents pouring into the streets as bright yellow flames raged several stories high. No one was reported killed.
The fire broke out at about 2 a.m. in the 86-story Torch tower on the northeast end of the densely populated waterfront district, which is packed with multi-story skyscrapers.
High winds whipped through the area, fanning the flames, and debris from the fire cluttered nearby streets.