Fire rages on every floor of 35-storey Dubai apartment building close to Burj Khalifa

Fire rages on every floor of 35-storey Dubai apartment building close to Burj Khalifa

Early this morning, a fire broke out at a 35-story residential building near the Burj Khalifa in Dubai; police have yet to confirm any injuries.

Bindu told the publication that she could see debris tumbling to the ground at one point. Pictured: The fire-damaged building

The fire was quenched, leaving behind black char scars on the building’s exterior.

Emaar, the state-backed developer in the emirate, has constructed a sequence of skyscrapers dubbed 8 Boulevard Walk.

As the fire was quenched, black char marks could be seen climbing the building (pictured)

After this morning’s blaze at the apartment complex, the tower suffered fire damage (pictured)

Dubai police and the civil defense did not immediately recognize the fire.Speaking to the National World , Bindu Rai, who lives opposite the building, said: 'My mother woke up when the fire started as her entire room was lit up.' Pictured: Fire damage after the blaze

The Dubai Media Office and Emaar did not react to a request for comment immediately.

In recent years, a string of fires in Dubai’s skyscraper-studded tall structures has reignited concerns about the safety of cladding and other building materials in the country.

On New Year’s Eve 2015, a fire ripped through the Address Downtown, one of the most opulent hotels and condominiums near the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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