02-20-2015, 07:55 PM #1I may lean, but I sit on a fence
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Inferno at one of the World's largest buildings
The fire is at the Torch Tower (ironic name) in Dubai. It is a residential building of at least 79 stories above ground.
No word yet on the cause, but high winds are accelerating the flames.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=29117236Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. J. Lennon NYC
02-20-2015, 08:57 PM #2Former Member
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I just read these tweet, retweeted by a news outlet I follow. Bottom link is a local.
Breaking News @Breaking911 · 3s3 seconds ago
DEVELOPING: Multiple Local Reports Saying Fire At #TorchTower Is Now Under Control.
02-20-2015, 09:14 PM #3
Hope no fatalities. Or injuries.
Maybe they should consider changing the name of that building...
02-21-2015, 12:19 AM #4
Dubai 'Torch' residential skycraper on fire hundreds evacuated
"Hundreds of people in Dubai were evacuated from one of the world’s tallest residential buildings on Saturday when fire swept through The Torch, a 79-storey skyscraper, residents said.
A witness said flames shot out from two sides of the building as glass and metal rained down from near the summit of the structure, which stands more than 330 metres (1,082 feet) tall.
Medics said there were no casualties. At least a dozen fire trucks were able to extinguish the blaze several hours after the fire alarm went off around 2am local time (2200 GMT Friday).
However, some residents said they had been told by staff that the building’s fire alarms did not immediately sound and that the reception at The Torch was alerted to the fire by staff in an adjacent building.
“They (the Torch receptionists) got a call from Princess Tower telling them the building was on fire. The alarms were not operating automatically,” Archibald Jurdi, who lives on the 76th floor, told Reuters."
Very scary photos and video at this link it's like the movie The Towering Inferno - http://rt.com/news/234275-dubai-residential-tower-fire/
Hope and pray everyone got out.
02-21-2015, 02:17 AM #5Registered User
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This is awful.....
Towering inferno: Hundreds evacuated as fire rips through one of the world's tallest residential buildings in Dubai
Flaming debris is seen falling from the skyscraper in video of the blaze
Fire started on 50th floor and spread to at least 15 storeys, reports say
The building is 336.1m (1,105 ft) tall and has 79 storeys above ground
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3SMEUeWC3
02-21-2015, 04:02 PM #6
No casualties. People had to run down 72 flights of stairs. Thousands evacuated. Unbelievable, but such good news.
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