Large fire breaks out at Dubai's Torch Tower

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 03, 2017 6:59 PM

(Reuters) - A major fire broke out in Dubai's Torch Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings, on Thursday, authorities said.

Firefighting squads have been deployed to bring the fire under control and ensure the safety of residents, the government of Dubai's media office tweeted. (

"No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident," the media office said in a separate tweet, adding that authorities successfully evacuated the building.

(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew Hay)