Fire breaks out in Dubai Marina tower

UPDATE 1: Residents at Jumeriah Beach Residence evacuated, no major damage reported.
Fire breaks out in Dubai Marina tower
By Amy Glass
Tue 29 Jul 2008 03:48 PM

An entire tower at Dubai Marina’s Jumeriah Beach Residence was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon, after a blaze broke out in the building.

JBR developer Dubai Properties issued a statement on Wednesday confirming a domestic fire had broken out in an apartment at 2pm.

"The fire was quickly contained, causing no major damage. Dubai Properties would like to remind all residents to use caution while handling flammable substances," the statement said.

An eyewitness told Arabian Business on Tuesday fire alarms went off in the Amwaj 4 tower, after smoke filled the building.

Her flatmate was forced to abandon her shower and run down 36 floors to the ground, along with other residents, she said.

The fire had occurred on the 30th floor, the eyewitness said.

The fire is one of several incidences to hit the JBR in recent weeks, including a suicide and a murder.

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