Dubai's "Torch Tower", World's Fifth Tallest Residential Building, Is Engulfed In Flames

A massive fire has engulfed the fifth tallest residential building in the United Arab Emirates, the 86-story Dubai Torch Tower - the same building which was also damaged in a major blaze in 2015 -  where social media footage showed flames spreading up much of building and burning debris falling down. According to BBC, civil defence officials have "successfully evacuated" the building and are now working to bring the fire under control.

Firefighting brigades from four stations have been sent to battle the flames at the Torch Tower, the fifth tallest residential building in the world.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze in one of the world's tallest buildings.

The fire is believed to have started on the ninth floor before ascending towards the top stories: “It's big fire started on 9th floor. Civil defence and police in the scene now to control the fire,” a Dubai police spokesperson told Gulf News.

Dubai’s Civil Defence Director General and Police Commander are at the scene coordinating the rescue efforts. “No injuries have been reported so far in the Torch Tower fire incident,” Dubai's media office said in a latest tweet.

The 79-story skyscraper opened in 2011, and it was the world's tallest residential building at its opening, but has since been surpassed by several others.

The Torch Tower is said to be the 32nd tallest building in the world, according to the Skyscraper Centre. It has 676 apartments.


J S Bach Creepy_Azz_Crackaah (not verified) Thu, 08/03/2017 - 19:13 Permalink

I don't think the Dubains have access to the thermite needed to implode large buildings the way our Mossad-infected government did with the twin towers.It could burn for a week and the skeletal structure will remain firmly intact.  Need anymore proof about 9/11, doubters?  (I'm sure you do.  But, it's okay... you can go back to your baseball game and beer.)

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knukles J S Bach Thu, 08/03/2017 - 19:16 Permalink

"Torch Tower"Kinda like Millstone, Turkey Point, Diablo Canyon.  Aptly named nukesNice high rise name  "Torch"Like naming your little girl "Salope" after the neat name necklace that hooker in Paris had on you admired so much.About as attractive as Nolan's Dunkirk.  Do Not Go There

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Antifaschistische auricle Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:07 Permalink

From the video, it appears to be building with the foam facade....and the foam is can see the pieces falling are light and falling slowly.This is amazing that they would use this material on a building like this.but...I could be wrong.    steel, glass and concrete do not burn like this....and it is not burning internally like the WTC

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moneybots hitex Thu, 08/03/2017 - 22:46 Permalink

Each fire is unique to its circumstances. THE WTC7 fire was in a building with a different design than other buildings and the building was struck by debris from a collapsing WTC1, which caused unique damage to the building. Also uniquely, the NYFD never fought the fire. The NYFD expected WTC7 would collapse and it later did.

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Dame Ednas Possum moneybots Fri, 08/04/2017 - 01:16 Permalink

As a master's educated chartered professional civil engineer with 25 years designing, building and maintain civil assets please be assured that WTC 7 was a controlled demolition. A '6.5 second freefall descent of 47 storeys into it's own footprint' kinda controlled demolition. The official narrative is credible as Jimmy Saville.  

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veritas semper… J S Bach Thu, 08/03/2017 - 22:34 Permalink

Spot on.It's amaizing to me that there are people still believing the official story.You need to live in an alternate Universe,with different laws of physics to believe it.And  there aare the minor details of who benefitted from it and who gained(aka follow the money),and who had access to do it.And why no gov response(all those mighty,mighty agencies and military all protecting us,worth billions and they were totaly impotent against boxcutters.Ha!)

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TheEndIsNear Akzed Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:45 Permalink

Not to mention the fact that the rubble was filled with molten steel for two weeks after the demolitions, with temperatures exceeding 1500 degrees Fahrenheit according to NASA satellite IR imaging. Only explosives and incendiaries with their built-in oxidizers can achieve those kind of temperatures. Air fueled fires cannot burn that hot. Firefighters on the scene described it as looking like a foundry.

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dirty belly Akzed Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:54 Permalink

I have 911 photos of burnt cars, firetrucks, half burnt cars, with perfect paint on one part of the car and torched right next to the clean area.  Paper in the vehicles and plastic bottles in a torched truck untouched.  What ever set these vehicles on fire, dozens of them, and not even near where the Towers were.  The website is still up, but it is old because the host died, and the family keep it up in the host's honor.  the link is gone and I can not find the same photos anywhere.  I have to sort through them to get ready to post them.  I just have not done that work yet.

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