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Massive fire at Torch Tower in Dubai Marina brought under control

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NCThe 79-storey Torch Tower in the United Arab Emirates on fire

A residential skyscraper, the 86-storey Torch Tower, in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was engulfed in fire on Friday morning.

The Dubai government's media office tweeted: "No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident".

An Associated Press journalist near the scene of early Friday's blaze said more than 40 floors of the high-rise tower appeared to be engulfed in flames on one side of the building.

Dubai police cordoned off several streets around the building to keep people away as crowds of shocked locals gathered.

"Thanks to the efforts of the teams on the ground, the inhabitants have been evacuated from the building", said the chief of Dubai police, general Abdullah Khalifa al-Marri.

Once again Marina Torch Tower blazed in Dubai.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, the Media Office tweeted. Chunks occur at the 67-storey of the Torch tower.

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It's not yet clear what caused the fire.

He said the fire grew "very, very fast" and "spread all over the tower in multiple places".

At the time, Lt Taher Al Taher of Dubai Civil Defence said he was: "Confident that we're going to have the safest cladding in the world".

The flammable aluminium composite panels used to clad the tower were blamed for the rapid spread of the 2015 fire.

In 2015, hundreds of residents had to flee the building when it caught fire, with some running down up to 72 stories to get to safety. This is incidentally the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as many years.

A review of United Kingdom building regulations and fire safety is now underway.

According to reports this evening firefighters are now tackling a large at a residential skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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