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Minor fire reported at Dubai's Torch Tower

Dubai's Torch Tower experiences third fire in as many years

Minor fire reported at Dubai's Torch Tower
Residents on social media praised the swift action of both the building managers and Dubai Civil Defence, who quickly brought the fire under control.

A minor fire at Dubai’s Torch Tower forced all occupants of the building to evacuate on Saturday evening.

The fire broke out on the fifth floor gym, in the sauna area, leading to residents to be cleared from the building, according to media reports.

Residents on social media praised the swift action of both the building managers and Dubai Civil Defence, who quickly brought the fire under control.

The fire was the third such incident in as many years at the Dubai tower.

A tossed cigarette caused a huge fire at Torch Tower in August 2017, which caused external cladding to set alight and spread rapidly up the 87-storey residential tower.

In February 2015 a similar blaze broke out, charring the outside of the building from the 50th floor up.