Fire strikes sister building of blaze-damaged Dubai tower

AP News
Posted: Jul 08, 2016 1:59 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Dubai say a small electrical fire has struck the sister building of a Dubai tower damaged in a massive New Year's Eve inferno.

The Dubai Media Office said on Twitter the fire late Thursday night hit the 26th floor of The Address Hotel at the Dubai Mall. It published a photograph of what appeared to be a fire-damaged ceiling and electrical cabling.

The United Arab Emirates' state-run WAM news agency quoted Lt. Col. Ali al-Mutawa, an official with Dubai Civil Defense, as saying the fire caused no injuries.

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The fire comes after a Dec. 31 inferno at the 63-story The Address Downtown Dubai, also near the Dubai Mall in downtown Dubai. Police also blamed that fire on faulty wiring.